Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice

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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
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
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Department
Graphic Arts
1996
Object number
1998.31.2
Artist
Vik Muniz, born Sao Paulo, Brazil 1961
Sitter
unidentified
Topic
Ethnic\African-American
Figure female\child\bust
Portrait female\Jacynthe
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Photography-Photoprint