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Lifelike baby in an auction house window has New Yorkers turning heads

Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:32

How much is that baby in the window? About $80,000 (USD) to $120,000 according to Heritage Auctions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: How much is that baby in the window? About $80,000 (USD) to $120,000 according to director of American art at Heritage Auctions, Aviva Lehmann. The lifelike sculpture of a sleeping baby in a carriage shocked New Yorkers as they passed artist Duane Hanson's "Baby in Carriage" in the window of the auction house. "'Baby in Carriage,' one of my personal favorites ever, is a depiction of the artist's son, Duane Hanson, Jr. who was probably around a year or two old in this incarnation of him, it was executed in 1983," Aviva said. "It's the greatest. If you could watch our footage of this baby in the window, it would crack you up because truly all day, people, women, children, mothers, grandfathers, cops will stop and look at it and wonder truly for a second, or more than a second, is that really a baby? Which is exactly what Hanson wanted you to think." The sculpture is made out of polyvinyl and topped with human hair. "Baby in Carriage" will hit the auction block on Nov. 30.

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Lifelike baby in an auction house window has New Yorkers turning heads

Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:32