Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice

  • Vik Muniz, Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice, 1996, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, 1998.31.2

Exhibition Label
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
Title
Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice
Artist
Date
1996
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – child – bust
  • Ethnic – African-American
Object Number
1998.31.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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