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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stare-down Sculpture

If you think this sculpture--no, that is not a real person--looks creepy, imagine its effect when you see it in person and this seven-foot "man" stares you down. Not all of Ron Mueck's human replicas at the Brooklyn Museum are outsized; others are Tom Thumb proportions but no less unsettling. Made from silicone, these sculptures are so lifelife that I shrank every time I made eye contact with them. The craftsmanship in creating these sculptures is awesome. The skin tone with its bluish veins just visible under the skin is amazing. Note: if you have any problem with gigantic penises pointing at you, you might want to avoid this show. (If interested, here are some behind-the-scenes photos of installing the exhibit.) (Images via