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July 18, 2002 – October 27, 2002
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence Ave., SW
Location: Level 3
The alarmingly realistic figures of London-based Australian sculptor Ron Mueck (b. Melbourne, 1958) are featured in this show of four works, the centerpiece of which is the Hirshhorn's recently acquired Untitled (Big Man), 2000. Mueck's mixed-media figures are larger than lifesize, and are often distorted in scale. A strong psychology imbues such subjects as a newborn caught in concentration, and a sleeping woman.