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Ronnie van Hout
Ersatz (standing figure)
Collection of the James Wallace Arts Trust
Reproduced courtesy of the artist
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by Roger Boyce

The contemporary art world hosts legions of dummies -- life-sized 3D portraits, that is. From Photorealists Duane Hanson and John de Andrea to Postmodernists like Charles Ray and Maurizio Cattelan, artists have thoroughly explored what might be called a narcissism of the human race.


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