wolf Saturday Sep 25 12:24 AM
September 25, 2010: Yes, Sir, That's Mueck's Baby ...
But whatever you do, don't put a picture of it on a bus in Calgary.
If you don't know what is a pupik, ask richlevy or consult your copy of Leo Rosten's The Joys of Yiddish.
What I thought was particularly interesting about this series of photos is that it's showing what you don't usually see ... the installation of the piece.
Plastic wrap is not a toy.
We've featured Ron Mueck's work before as an IOTD, back in 2004. I don't think that piece is quite as exciting. There's something disturbing about a wrinkly, bloody, just extruded baby girl.
Someday she will be a teenager and will do things like asking for the car keys or going on dates. With boys.
ZenGum Saturday Sep 25 01:56 AM
The other other white meat.
SPUCK Saturday Sep 25 05:35 AM
How is That art?
Trilby Saturday Sep 25 06:46 AM
spudcon Saturday Sep 25 09:36 AM
Is that a slice of whole wheat bread under the head in the first picture?
footfootfoot Saturday Sep 25 09:50 AM
Undertoad Saturday Sep 25 10:24 AM
No let's! This is definitely art and it evokes much emotion and complicated thought.
wolf Saturday Sep 25 10:43 AM
Damn. I just thought it looked amazingly creepy.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 25 01:52 PM
Creepy is an excellent description.
Sheldonrs Saturday Sep 25 07:07 PM
Is the vagina that came out of part of the exhibit? Cuz THAT would be one scary show!
footfootfoot Saturday Sep 25 08:48 PM
I think as a piece of art, the head of the baby draped in plastic is way more arty than the whole thing assembled. And I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Clodfobble Saturday Sep 25 09:48 PM
The head wrapped in plastic and the full-body baby are different pieces. Look at the scale difference. The plastic-wrapped head is 7-8 feet tall, the horizontal head is half that...
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 25 09:51 PM
I've found baby heads usually swell when I wrap them in plastic, of course severed heads, not so much.
Elspode Saturday Sep 25 11:17 PM
footfootfoot Saturday Sep 25 11:18 PM
Very clever Clodfobble.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Sep 26 12:02 AM