2002 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Gautier Deblonde

Anthony d'Offay Gallery / Libération

15 May, 2001

At five meters high, Ron Mueck's 'Boy' is ready to travel. The crouching boy with a wary gaze grew from small model to huge sculpture in the space of nine months. Originally made for the Millennium Dome in London, it was transported in pieces to the 2001 Venice Biennale. The work began as a 38cm plaster maquette. Mueck gradually increased the scale, working with large polystyrene blocks sliced into horizontal sections. He brought the boy to life by evoking bones, muscles and limbs.

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Gautier Deblonde

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