by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck makes extremely life-life sculptures of people at unrealistic scales. For example, one sculpture I saw at the recent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum called In Bed was an enormous(over twenty feet long) woman lying in her bed. Every detail was there from the arm hair to the wrinkles on the knuckles to the sagginess of skin on the biceps. The sculpture was about to walk out of the room any minute, she was so real. It’s a very creepy but awesome experience standing next to one of these. I wanted to remember that feeling so I picked out a book among the few they were selling at the gift shop. It has some really nice big photos and gives you an idea of the scale of the work. It also has a section of photos in the back showing his studio and how he makes his sculptures, which is the best part. The book is called Ron Mueck and was made for the exhibit at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. It’s distributed in the US by Thames and Hudson.

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