Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Artworks Using Thousands of Torn Magazine Scraps

We discovered Brazilian artist Vik Muniz two years ago, when we came across his amazing portraits made exclusively with trash. Now he’s back with a whole new collection of mind-blowing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps.

It seems everything Vik Muniz touches turns to gold, including outdated magazines. For his latest art series, Pictures of Magazine 2, the the Brooklyn-based artist used page fragments from various magazines to create impressive reproductions of known masterpieces by Van Gogh, Manet or Cézanne. We’ve seen magazines used as an art medium before, but Vik Muniz takes it to a whole new level of detail and complexity.

Starry Night, after Van Gogh

Picking Flowers in a Field, after Mary Cassatt

Boy Blowing Bubbles, after Edouard Manet

A Bar at Folies bergères, after Edouard Manet

Portrait of Adeline Ravoux, after Van Gogh

The Card Players, after Cézanne

Sick Bacchus, after Caravaggio

Green Monkey, after George Stubbs

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