VISUAL ART: Dressed like Dandies in the Clothes of Precision
Darwent, Charles, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Ron Mueck Cartier Foundation
I suppose it's every portraitist's aim to reproduce his subject exactly, exactitude being a sliding thing like happiness and love. Ron Mueck, true to form, has taken this tendency to its literal extreme. Wild Man, one of five new Mueck sculptures, sits in the Cartier Foundation's glass cube dressed in precision and nothing else. Every hair on his legs, every blotch on his back, the wrinkles of his foreskin " all are revealed to the bobo crowd that haunts the Cartier's galleries. Sans complaisance whispers one overawed Prada- wearer, faced with Wild Man's gnarled prpuce: no kindness here. And she is right.
But as in all …
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Publication information: Article title: VISUAL ART: Dressed like Dandies in the Clothes of Precision. Contributors: Darwent, Charles - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: November 27, 2005. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.