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Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice

1996 Vik Muniz Born: Sao Paulo, Brazil 1961 gelatin silver print sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation 1998.31.2 Not currently on view

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Vik Muniz began each portrait in this series by making a snapshot. Using this as a reference, he drew its subject using unconventional materials such as chocolate and sugar, and then photographed the result. His Sugar Children series consists of photographs of drawings he made in white sugar on black paper of children whose parents and grandparents worked on a sugar plantation on the island of Saint Kitts, West Indies.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013


Ethnic - African-American

Figure female - child - bust

Portrait female - unidentified - Jacynthe

photography - photoprint


gelatin silver

About Vik Muniz

Born: Sao Paulo, Brazil 1961

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