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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 in 2006. 



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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 in 2006. 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 in 2006. REUTERS/David Moir
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Couple Under An Umbrella' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Couple Under An Umbrella' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Couple Under An Umbrella' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021.  
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dark Place' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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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 in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. 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 in 2010.   



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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 in 2010. 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 in 2010. 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 in 2013. 

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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 in 2013. 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 in 2013. 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 in 2013.     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 in 2013. 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 in 2013. 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 in 2010.    



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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 in 2010. 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 in 2010. 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 in 2013.  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 in 2013. 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 in 2013. 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 in 2010.   



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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 in 2010. 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 in 2010. 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 in 2014.   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 in 2014. 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 in 2014. 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 in 2010.  



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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 in 2010. 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 in 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Still Life' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021.  
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Still Life' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Still Life' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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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 in 2013.    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 in 2013. 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 in 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London in 2004. 

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A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London in 2004. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A work by Australian artist Ron Mueck entitled Pinocchio at the Saatchi gallery in London in 2004. 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 in 2011.     REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

The sculpture titled "In Bed" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, Mexico in 2011. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

The sculpture titled "In Bed" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, Mexico in 2011. 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 in 2013. 
  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 in 2013. 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 in 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011.    REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Dad' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Dad' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Dad' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. 
 REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City in 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Weight' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021.  
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A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Weight' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

A gallery assistant poses by a sculpture entitled 'Dead Weight' by Australian artist Ron Mueck displayed at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in London, October 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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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 in 2010.   
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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 in 2010. 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 in 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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