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Waste Land Trailer

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A prize-winning documentary about beauty, redemption, and garbage

Outside of Rio de Janeiro lies Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where 3,000 "catadores" make their living foraging for recyclables among the garbage. In Waste Land, a documentary that opens in U.S. theaters this week, director Lucy Walker chronicles a project by Brazil-born, Broooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, who returned to his homeland to create portraits of the catadores made from......read more

Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Paintings with Recycled Paper

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New works reimagine celebrated paintings in magazine scraps

You might know Vik Muniz as the man who makes massive installations out of landfill trash. There is even a documentary about his compelling garbage art. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is back on the scene with a new collection of amazing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps. For Pictures of Magazine 2, on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, Muniz used fragments of......read more

Torn Paper Pieces Recreate Classic 19th Century Paintings

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Vik Muniz's meticulously crafted collages.

Last month, we featured Adam Lister's cool, nintendo-like watercolors from the cannon of classic paintings. These classics by Vik Muniz's scrap paper are our latest finds in reproducing the masters with a modern twist, and in this case, well, garbage. Printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books are just some of the raw materials used in Vik Muniz’s......read more

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