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Friday, June 27, 2008

Hey Man! You Can’t Leave This Giant Baby Here!

posted by on June 27 at 12:46 PM


Australian sculptor Ron Mueck made this creepy, humongous baby, among many other hyper-realistic but wrong-sized things.

Can you imagine living with this guy? There must be hyper-realistic shit everywhere.

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i saw mueck's "big man" a few years back and found that creepy ( the baby is far more disturbing.

Posted by donte | June 27, 2008 1:00 PM

Ugh. Fuck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 27, 2008 1:01 PM

my bad on the redundant link - like many commentors, must remember to read relevant link THEN comment.

Posted by donte | June 27, 2008 1:02 PM

his crouching boy is the best.

I really wanna see his stuff in person; I'm curious to see if it is as realistic as it appears in photographs.

Posted by boxofbirds | June 27, 2008 1:03 PM

Fucker just winked at me. I saw it.

Posted by Fnarf | June 27, 2008 1:05 PM

Sure drives home the ugliness of babies.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 27, 2008 1:07 PM

@4, totally agree. I love the crouching boy.

My boss has a poster of the first Mask he did up in her cube and for the longest time I thought it was a photo until she mentioned it was a sculpture. So crazy.

Posted by kat | June 27, 2008 1:18 PM

his "dead dad" piece is heartbreaking

Posted by craig | June 27, 2008 1:24 PM

Men who brag about how big their art is have size issues.

Posted by Vince | June 27, 2008 2:06 PM

What did Bowie say about Dead Dad in his audio tour for Sensation? "What if someone steps on him?"

Posted by the man who couldn't blog | June 27, 2008 2:07 PM

I saw this in person in Edinburgh a year and half or so ago. His stuff is totally amazing. The baby was one of the largest pieces in the exhibit, but not the most interesting to me. There are several hyper-realistic ones that are just ever so slightly oversized or undersized that are really compelling and strange to look at. You almost feel inconsiderate in staring, because it feels like a real person.

Posted by Gabriel | June 27, 2008 2:15 PM

It looks like a Pro-Life demonstration protest thingee.

Posted by Tippy Hedron | June 27, 2008 2:16 PM

@4 Yes, they look just as realistic in person. He uses real hair, and makes incredibly real-looking eyes, and the color in the skin looks so authentic. The exhibit I saw in Edinburgh included "making-of" exhibits that were fascinating.

He used to work in Jim Hensen's Muppets studio, btw.

Posted by Gabriel | June 27, 2008 2:18 PM

that's good stuff.

hey sculpture park - how bout something INTERESTING?

Posted by max solomon | June 27, 2008 3:03 PM

I saw it at BAM too. It's beautiful and terrifying. The level of detail on his creations is stunning.

Posted by Dawgson | June 27, 2008 3:50 PM

Saw the giant baby in Ottawa at the national gallery there. It was pretty impressive.

Posted by kurt | June 27, 2008 3:51 PM

I'd hate to see the vag...

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