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Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 17 May 2007, lot 508.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
P. Corrêa de Lago (ed.), Vik Muniz: Obra Completa 1987-2009, Rio de Janeiro 2009 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 522).
New York, Sean Kelly Gallery, Marilyn: From Anastasi to Weegee, 2004 (another from the edition exhibited).