Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Scots buy Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck - A Girl (left) and Boy (right)From creating special effects for Muppets to exhibiting sculpture in London's National Gallery (2003) seems a bit far-fetched as plots go, but this is precisely what happened to Ron Mueck. You may recall his jumbo Boy in the Millennium Dome (the two small figures, bottom right, give you some idea of the scale). Boy later appeared at the Venice Biennale 2001. A Girl, on the left, attracted 130,000 visitors to an exhibition at Edinburgh last year. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has just bought A Girl for £400,000. The Ron Mueck exhibition is now at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, until 6 May 2007.


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