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Australian sculptor and former puppeteer (on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth) Ron Mueck spends hundreds of hours perfecting the fine details of his hyper realistic pieces, rendering them identical in appearance to the human form in virtually all respects but  one – scale.

Mueck’s disconcertingly intimate figures are either oversized (as in Couple Under an Umbrella, above) or miniaturised.

In April, Mueck unveiled three new works at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. The exhibition runs until the end of September.

(Photos: Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.)