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Vik Muniz: Model Pictures (The Menil Collection)

Publisher: Houston: The Menil Foundation, Inc., 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0939594536
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112906

$50.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Green cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by Vik Muniz. Essay by Matthew Drutt. Preface by Louisa Stude Sarofim. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Miko McGinty. 96 pp., with 22 four-color plates and numerous additional illustrations, details and installation views. 7-1/4 x 5-1/5 inches. Out of print. Scarce.

Condition

New in publisher's shrink-wrap (opened for inspection).

Description

From the publisher: "While visiting The Menil Collection, Vik Muniz, creator of what he calls 'photographic delusions,' happened upon the museum's exhibition planning room, which contains a small-scale model of galleries filled with tiny copies of artworks from the permanent collection--museum curators use these models in planning installations. Fascinated, Muniz took digital pictures of the maquettes and, for the exhibition Model Pictures, held at The Menil Collection in spring 2002, enlarged them to the scale of the original works of art that they represent. For the book Model Pictures, a conceptual extension of the exhibition, he shrinks his photographs of the maquettes to their miniature size, or 1:12 of the original artworks."