Vik Muniz's Pictures of Junk Series Focuses on the Classics

 - Dec 10, 2011
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The Pictures of Junk series is unlike any garbage-made works of art ever seen before. These pieces of art mimic classic paintings. Full of detail and emotion, the Pictures of Junk series appears to use an entire junkyard as its canvas, comprised of large bodies of work that are as breathtaking as they are mind-boggling.

Created by Vik Muniz, a visual artist based in New York City, the Pictures of Junk series utilizes such discarded items as food products, old clothes, dirt and tires. While the Pictures of Junk series focuses on classic paintings, his sister series, titled Pictures of Garbage, centers around catadores, Brazilians who collect recyclable materials from garbage dumps.

If you are looking for a messy artistic masterpiece, this series is the perfect solution.