Listen Now: Baby in a Carriage
There’s a new piece of art on display in New York and it’s become a cause for concern.
The piece is called “Baby in a Carriage 1983” and it’s now on display in the window of Heritage Auctions on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Sculpted by artist Duane Hanson the piece is so realistic looking that the auction house is fielding daily questions about the abandoned baby in the window.
The sleeping toddler is wearing a light blue sweatshirt with matching sweatpants and is topped off with a wig made of blonde human hair. A bible verse on his sweatshirt reads quote “he that is without sin among you, let him first cast the first stone.” And the detail on the piece has everyone from women, children, grandparents and police officers stopping to take a second look.
Hanson, a Minnesota native is described as being a hyper realist art and enjoys raising a few eyebrows with his pieces. “Baby in a Carriage” is expected to hit the auction block at the end of the month and is valued between $80,000 to $120,000.
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