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Lot 329: Ron Mueck (b. 1958)

Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale

by Christie's

November 13, 2008

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Ron Mueck (b. 1958)
Swaddled Baby
polyester resin, hair, acrylic, fabric and artist's base
baby: 7¼ x 8½ x 19½ in. (18.4 x 21.5 x 49.5 cm.)
pillow: 6 x 29 x 17½ in. (15.2 x 73.6 x 44.4 cm.)
base: 39½ x 26 in. (100.3 x 66 cm.)
Executed in 2002.

Provenance: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003

Exhibited: Dresden, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Schlaf und Traum, p. 41 (illustrated).
London, National Gallery, Making Sculpture at the National Gallery, March-June 2003.
Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Ron Mueck, November 2003-January 2004.
Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Ron Mueck: Hyperreal, September-November 2003, p. 49 (illustrated).
Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ron Mueck Sculpture, December 2002-March 2003.

Literature: C. Lutz, "Der allnächtliche Kontrollverlust," Die Welt April 2003, il0ustrated.
S. Tanguy, "The Progress Big Man: A conversation with Ron Mueck," Sculpture, July/August 2003 no. 6 p. 5 (illustrated).
J. R. Taylor, "All Mueck and Magic, The Times, March 19 2003 p. 15 (illustrated).
W. Januszczak, "Ron Mueck Sails into History," Sunday Times, March 23 2003, p. 6 (illustrated).
H. Pietsch, "Allein mit sich selbst" Art May 2003 p. 61 (illustrated).

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