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Lot 20: Ron Mueck (b. 1958)

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

by Christie's

June 27, 2012

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Ron Mueck (b. 1958)
Mother and Child
mixed media
9½ x 35 x 15in. (24 x 89 x 30cm.)
Executed in 2001-2003, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of one plus one artist's proof

Notes: Property from a Distinguished Collection
Artist's Resale Right ("droit de Suite").If the Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer also agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
Ron Mueck (b. 1958)
Mother and Child
mixed media
9½ x 35 x 15in. (24 x 89 x 30cm.)
Executed in 2001-2003, this work is the artist's proof from an edition of one plus one artist's proof

Provenance: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.

Exhibited: New York, James Cohan Gallery, Ron Mueck, 2001 (another from the edition exhibited).
Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ron Mueck: Sculpture, 2002-2003.
Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnof, Museum für Gegenwart, Ron Mueck: Hyperreal, 2003 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, National Gallery, Ron Mueck, Making Sculpture at the National Gallery, 2003-2004 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated, pp. 10-11, 24-27 and 64). This exhibition later travelled to Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art and Haarlem, De Hallen (Frans Hals Museum).
Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Getting Emotional, 2005 (illustrated in colour, pp. 106-107).
Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Ron Mueck, 2007.
Southhampton, New York, Parrish Art Museum, All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, 2007.
Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner, 2008 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated, p. 4).

Literature: P. Plagens and R. Sawhill, 'Less is Mueck', in Newsweek Online, 25 May 2001.
M. Kimmelman, 'Veering: From the End of Life to the Beginning with Lucidity and Awe', in The New York Times, 1 June 2001, p. 34.
J. Saltz, 'Like Life', in Village Voice, 12 June 2001 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 61).
E. Leffingwell, 'Ron Mueck at James Cohan' in Art in America, November 2001, p. 144-145.
R. C. Morgan, 'Ron Mueck: James Cohan Gallery', in Art Press, no. 271, 2001, p. 68.
J. Saltza, 'Like Life', in Village Voice, 5 June 2001 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 61).
T. Ingram, 'Australian artists soar on fresh appeal', in Australian Financial Review, 3 January 2002 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 39).
J. Herd, 'Australian artists soar on fresh appeal', in Australian Finacial Review, 3 January 2002, p. 12 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 13).
J. Morgan, 'Destination piece will be back to stay', in Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 2002, p. 17.
A. Chrisafis, 'Pregnant Pause', in The Guardian, 18 March 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 13).
L. Cumming, 'Natal Attraction', in The Observer Review, 23 March 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 10).
M. Gayford, 'Umbilically Symbolic', in The Sunday Telegraph, 23 March 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 7).
W. Januszczak, '...Ron Mueck Sails into History...', in Sunday Times, 23 March 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 7).
H. Pietsch, 'Allein mit sich selbst' in Art, May 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 65).
R. Butler, 'Shock art: forget trying to work out what it means. Sensational art is getting back to basics', in Courier Mail, 22 February 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 1).
C. Darwent, 'It looks real: so why is it so spooky', in Independent, 23 March 2003, p. 8.
P. Hill, 'New model army', in Sydney Morning Herald- Metro, 3-9 January 2003, p. 23.
B. James, 'Stand and deliver', in Sydney Morning Herald, 1 January 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 18).
R. Leydier, 'Le réalisme de Ron Mueck/Ron Mueck's psychological realism', in Art Press, no. 288, 2003, pp. 24-28 (another from the edition illustrated).
C. Martin, 'Ron Mueck: technical mastery and the human condition, in Art & Australia, vol. 40, no. 4, 2003, pp. 568 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 569).
J. McDonald, 'It's all in the detail: Ron Mueck: the lure of the hyperreal', in Australian Financial Review, 30 January 2003, p. 48.
J. Russell Taylor, 'All Mueck and magic' in Times-T2, 19 March 2003, p. 15.
S. Tanguay, 'The progress of big man: a conversation with Ron Mueck', in Sculpture, vol. 22, no. 6, 2003, pp. 28 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 33).
C. Wiggins, 'Pregnant Pauses', in Art Review, vol. 54, 2003, pp. 92-95.
D. Ebony, J. Harris, F. Richard, M, Schwendener, S. Valdez and L. Yablonsky, Curve: the Female Nude Now, exh. cat., New York, New York University, 2003 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 150).
C. Chapman, 'Naked ambition', in Artlook, June 2004, p. 9.
H. Bastian (ed.), Ron Mueck, Ostfildern-Ruit 2005, no. 31 (illustrated in colour, p. 81, another from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 28 and 78).
R. Rosenblum, Ron Mueck, exh. cat., Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2005, pp. 54, 58, 76 and 111 (another from the edition illustrated, pp. 66-67).
C. Raine, 'The body beautiful', in Guardian, 12 August 2006, p. 12. K. Hartley, Ron Mueck, Edinburgh 2006, p. 10.
J. Prieto, 'Ron Mueck', in Arte y Parte, no. 68, 2007, p. 95.
S. Greeves and C. Raine, Ron Mueck: a Girl, exh. cat., Santander, Gestiòn Cultural y Communicacón, 2007, pp. 74, 76-77 and 308 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 63).
R. Mueck, C. Raine, K. Funakoshi and D. Murata, Ron Mueck, exh. cat., Tokyo, Foil, 2008, p. 68 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 29).
D. Hurlston, Ron Mueck, New Haven 2011 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 153).

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