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Ron Mueck makes fair debut at Art Basel 2011

His sculptures have previously been available to view exclusively in public collections

Despite appearing in 15 international public collections, including the Tate’s and the Hirshhorn Museum’s, hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck has never appeared at an art fair—until now. He debuts this week at Hauser & Wirth gallery (2.0/B12), which has taken on representation of the artist in collaboration with former dealer-turned-philanthropist Anthony d’Offay. The gallery is showing Youth, 2009, a small-scale sculpture priced £450,000, and will also stage a Mueck show in London in 2012.