Ron Mueck’s “Big Man” is BIG
The Hirshhorn’s sculpture is compelling and confounding. Is he pouting like an over-grown child, or is he angry?
At almost seven-feet-tall, it's hard to miss Ron Mueck's sculpture Untitled (Big Man) on view now at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden. Visitors find Big Man, as he's affectionately called, compelling. Is he pouting like an over-grown child, or is he angry?
The sculpture is one of the museum's main attractions.
Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain. Untitled (Big Man) (2000) was sculpted using pigmented polyester resin on fiberglass. The work has been a part of the museum's collections since 2008 2001 and is currently showcased until November 15, 2009 in the exhibition, Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection.