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    Sale 2050

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    Ron Mueck (b. 1958)

    Swaddled Baby

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.


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    Provenance

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


    Saleroom Notice

    The correct media is silicone, modacrylic fibre, acrylic fabric and artist's base.


    Literature

    C. Lutz, "Der allnächtliche Kontrollverlust," Die Welt April 2003, illustrated.
    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).


    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.