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Friday, May 04, 2007

Good Enough to Eat

Vik Muniz Action Photo, After Hans NamuthLast chance to check out the Vik Muniz exhibit at P.S.1 in Queens. Muniz uses everything under the sun--including spaghetti, caviar, wire, and trash--to recreate both famous and common images. He then photographs those creations. The above image of Jackson Pollack is made with chocolate syrup, the middle picture with gumball machine-sized toys, the bottom with marinara sauce. Although some may think that Muniz's technique is one big gimmick, I find it consistently playful and clever. The exhibit ends May 7. (Images via,,

Vik Muniz Self-Portrait
Vik Muniz Medusa Marinara