A Girl by Ron Mueck

Hyper-realistic portrayal of a newborn baby on a giant scale, rendered in painstaking detail complete with umbilical cord.


Fibreglass, silicon, polyurethane foam, acrylic fibre, paint, mixed media
110.5 x 501 x 134.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £400,000)
Acquired in:
Anthony d'Offay Gallery

Sculptures by the artist originate from subjects he knows, chance encounters, or found images. Themes include the ages of man and people at key moments of life, often in a state of vulnerable nakedness, but using a distortion in scale to offer a new view of the human. The work uses model-making techniques from film and television.


The artist; Anthony d'Offay, London.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

Entry details

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