Ron Mueck


The reference book on the work of Ron Mueck


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Ron Mueck


On the occasion of the exhibition of artist Ron Mueck in June 2023, the Fondation Cartier publishes an expanded edition of the comprehensive reference book first published in 2013, covering Mueck’s thirty-year career and presenting all his sculptures through numerous photographs and unpublished documents. Artist’s notes, studio shots, preparatory drawings and photographs of models allow the reader to discover Mueck’s creative process and understand the intimacy of his work. Contributions from art specialists Justin Paton, Robert Rosenblum and Robert Storr, and from philosopher and essayist Peter Sloterdijk explore the major themes underlying his art.

Additional information

Weight 1808 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 30.9 cm
Publisher name Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain
Publication date 20 September 2023
Number of pages 324
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Justin Paton, Robert Rosenblum, Peter Sloterdijk, and Robert Storr
Dimensions 24.8 x 30.9 cm
Weight 1808 g


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Born in Melbourne in 1958, Ron Mueck lives in the United Kingdom. His artistic career began in 1996 when artist Paula Rego commissioned him a sculpture of Pinocchio. A year later, his work Dead Dad (1996-97) was one of the stars of the exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. ln 2001, his sculpture Boy (1999) was featured in the 49th Venice Biennale. His work was presented in solo exhibitions worldwide and features in public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Tate Gallery, United Kingdom; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States; Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands.