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The hyperrealist visions of sculptor Ron Mueck

A security guard jokingly inspects the back of a self-portrait entitled "Mask II" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. 



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A security guard jokingly inspects the back of a self-portrait entitled "Mask II" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. REUTERS/David Moir

A security guard jokingly inspects the back of a self-portrait entitled "Mask II" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. REUTERS/David Moir
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Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A woman looks at a sculpture entitled "A Girl" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. 



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A woman looks at a sculpture entitled "A Girl" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A woman looks at a sculpture entitled "A Girl" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. 

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A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A visitor takes a picture of a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor takes a picture of a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor takes a picture of a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Couple Under an Umbrella, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Couple Under an Umbrella, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Couple Under an Umbrella, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Drift" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.   



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Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Drift" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Drift" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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Employees stand next to a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Employees stand next to a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Employees stand next to a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A group of schoolgirls look at a sculpture entitled "Wild man" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.  



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A group of schoolgirls look at a sculpture entitled "Wild man" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A group of schoolgirls look at a sculpture entitled "Wild man" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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A man looks at the life-like sculpture titled "Man in a
Boat" by Ron Mueck at the Berlin contemporary art museum Hamburger Bahnhof.   REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

A man looks at the life-like sculpture titled "Man in a Boat" by Ron Mueck at the Berlin contemporary art museum Hamburger Bahnhof. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

A man looks at the life-like sculpture titled "Man in a Boat" by Ron Mueck at the Berlin contemporary art museum Hamburger Bahnhof. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
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A person takes photos of a sculpture titled "Youth" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A person takes photos of a sculpture titled "Youth" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A person takes photos of a sculpture titled "Youth" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A woman takes a photo of a sculpture titled "Two Women" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. 



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A woman takes a photo of a sculpture titled "Two Women" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A woman takes a photo of a sculpture titled "Two Women" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Still Life" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.   

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Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Still Life" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "Still Life" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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A visitor takes a photo of a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor takes a photo of a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor takes a photo of a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London. 

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A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
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The sculpture titled "In Bed" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, Mexico.   REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

The sculpture titled "In Bed" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, Mexico. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

The sculpture titled "In Bed" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, Mexico. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A visitor looks at a sculpture entitled "Woman with Shopping, 2013" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City.   REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City.  
 REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "In Bed" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.  
 REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "In Bed" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Members of the public look at a sculpture titled "In Bed" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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