Getting Real with Ron Mueck in Brooklyn
Much to our shock and awe.. At noon this Sunday, there had to be at least 500 people waiting on line outside the museum.. and maybe another 500+ people on line inside. But the sad joke of it all... was most of these people were waiting to see the wrong show! But dedicated MAO readers already know, they were all there to see the
pathetic disappointing Annie Leibovitz show.
The real prize at the Brooklyn Museum.. is the new photo-realistic Ron Mueck retrospective show on the 5th floor. Which IMO, was very poorly placed by the Brooklyn Museum, in the former Rodin sculpture rooms.. and way too close to the Leibovitz show.. it made for insane noisy crowds, and security was loose to impossible.
Ron's hyper realistic creations will simply dazzle you.
If you haven't seen it yet.. Run. don't walk to The Brooklyn!! The show is unsettling. It's been a long time since we've been so moved in a museum. Ron's larger than life sculptures are mesmerizing... We just starred at them waiting for them to breath. The Wild Man (Photo #1) was by far our favorite..shocking... the hair, the nails, the skin, the eye lashes.. all a wow... and amazing!
But we probably spent a solid 20 minutes just staring out this self portrait, Mask II. (Photo #2) It's a huge.. 30 x 46.5 x 33.5".. it's scary.. plus you can get real close..thanks to the
sleeping,stupid accommodating museum guards.
By the way.. the urge to touch is terrible.. cause they are not to be believed...but, please try to keep you hands in your pockets..
Check out these great installation photo's on Jamie O'shea's blog.
Here are some of the many reviews we found around the web..
- Paddy at Art Fag City
- Grace Glueck review in the NY Times
- Artist Nathaniel Stern's blog
- NY Post review by James Gardner
- Lauren G of Gather.com
- Art Knowledge News web-post
The Ron Mueck Show continues through Feb. 4 at the Brooklyn Museum.