New Met exhibit: 'Like Life' sculptures (15 images)

The "Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now)" exhibit opens March 21 at Met Breuer, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. The collection explores the expanded narratives of sculpture through works in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. The exhibit runs through July 22, 2018. Photos by John Angelillo/UPI
Updated: March 20, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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Jeff Koons' 1988 sculpture "Michael Jackson and Bubbles" made of porcelain. There was controversy over the piece at the time of its reveal due to the pop star being portrayed as white with effeminate lips and eyes.
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Tip Toland's "The Whistlers" made with stoneware, paint, pastel and synthetic hair.
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The exhibit features sculptures from different eras to show how artists enable varying strategies to convey realism.
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Hyper-realistic art has the potential to unsettle viewers and could inspire some to see our common humanity in a different light.
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George Segal's "Meyer Schapiro" created in 1977 with painted plaster.
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A sculpture of a young boy in women's heels is featured.
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Duane Hanson's "Housewife (Homemaker)" was created between 1969 and 1970.
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