Ron Muecks "Boy"
The sculpture "Boy" by the australian artist Ron Mueck, is the symbol of ARoS Aarhus Museum of Art. The five metres tall and 500 kg heavy impressive Boy is crouching in the northern end of the foyer of special exhibitions.
Due to his size and lifelikeness "Boy" is an incredible sight. First shown in London in the Millennium Dome, 2000, and later at Biennalen in Venice, 2001. The latter was the place where the Director of ARoS, Jens Erik Sørensen, fell in love with the magnificent sculpture and, in competition with other museums in Europe, bought it.
"Boy" is created by Ron Mueck in 1999. The artist spent eight months turning a 40 cm tall clay model into the current five meter tall sculpture made of silicon and glassfibre.