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Ron Mueck, Mask II, 2002. Photo: Patrick Gries. Courtesy the artist, Anthony d'Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth

Ron Mueck, Mask II, 2002. Photo: Patrick Gries. Courtesy the artist, Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth

Presenting the work of three internationally acclaimed artists – Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Spencer Tunick (1967-) and Ron Mueck (1958-) the exhibition explores the nude and in particular how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate modern day practitioners at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England from 22nd April to 13th August 2017.


Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. His incredibly life-like works have been exhibited internationally and have captivated the public wherever they have been shown. This exhibition will feature two sculptures from the Artist Rooms collection: “Wild Man” (2005) and “Spooning Couple” (2005), enhanced by a small selection of key loans drawn from other UK collections.

Artist Rooms is a collection of international modern and contemporary art owned by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate on behalf of the public, established through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay in 2008. Through Artist Rooms on Tour, the collection is shared with millions of visitors to museums and galleries around the UK. Ferens Art Gallery is the Lead Associate partner in the Artist Rooms on Tour network of museums and galleries, supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Creative Scotland.

Work from the art gallery’s rich permanent collection will also be on display as part of the exhibition including 20th century naked portraits from Stanley Spencer’s painting of his second wife “Nude, Portrait of Patricia Preece” (1935) to John Coplan’s photographic “Self Portrait Upside Down” (1992).

SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick
Ron Mueck in Partnership with Artist Rooms
Date: 22nd April – 13th August 2017
Open: 10:00 – 17:00 (Thursday till 19:30, Sunday 11:00 – 16:00)
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Place: Ferens Art Gallery
Address: Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull, England
Tel: 01482 300 300

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