Vik Muniz

“Lincoln (after Brady),” from “Pictures of Ink”, 2000

Vik Muniz (Brazilian, born 1961), “Lincoln (after Brady),” from “Pictures of Ink”, 2000, Cibachrome print, 65 x 48 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2000.14. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

“In the series Pictures of Ink, I tried to make the viewer aware of the materiality of the printed medium by blowing up a handmade rendering of a well-known image. The handmade rendering was done in thick ink and photographed while still wet….The dot matrix was used to accelerate the dissemination of images through the printed media. By reproducing it dot by dot by hand, I turn the technique into a subject itself.”—Vik Muniz