Vik Muniz’s work "The Football Player" was specially made for the Official Art Print Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
Vik Muniz (1961-) is one of Brazil’s most renowned visual artists working on an international level. Muniz began his career as a sculptor but gradually became more interested in photographic reproductions of his work. He incorporates a multiplicity of unlikely materials into this photographic process, including dirt, diamonds, sugar, string, chocolate syrup and garbage to create bold, witty and often deceiving images drawn from photojournalism and art history.
His work has been exhibited worldwide. His solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro was second only to Picasso in attendance records. It was there that Vik first exhibited his “Pictures of Garbage Series” in Brazil. The documentary film “Waste Land” features Muniz's work on one of the world's largest garbage dumps, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The film was highly decorated internationally. Vik Muniz gave all his returns from the project to the people of Jardim Gramacho.