2003 John Miller
2004 Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
2005 John Fraser; Susie Rosmarin
2006 Lesley Dill; Sandy Skoglund
2007 Chakaia Booker
2008 Roger Shimomura
2009 Lance Letscher
2010 Whitfield Lovell
2011 Radcliffe Bailey
2012 Vik Muniz
MCCF’s selection for 2012 is a large color photograph by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz (born 1961). To create this vibrant work titled Pictures of Pigment: Mill in Sunlight, after Piet Mondrian, the artist sprinkled powdered pigment over a reproduction of a work by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944). Muniz then photographed and printed the image on such a massive scale that viewers can see individual particles of pigment and shadows cast over the composition. Mondrian’s reproduced painting that underpins Muniz’s photograph is one of the first in which the Dutch artist used bold primary colors with black and white—an element that came to define his work. An illustrated gallery guide accompanies Majority Rules: A Decade of Contemporary Art Acquisitions.
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This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum.