ARTS: EXIT POLL: DUANE HANSON RFH, LONDON

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MAUREEN JONES, 52

housewife, Swansea

"Looking down from the balcony, I thought they were real people and someone said to me, no they are not. I couldn't believe it! The hands, the veins. Perhaps the eyes occasionally on one or two of them, when you get up close, don't look real, but apart from that it's absolutely amazing. The skin, the texture, the clothes, the posture, everything."

BETTY JOHNSON, 70

catering assistant,

Surrey

"They are so realistic, especially the skin on arms. We had to ask someone if they were real, and they said yes, but I said you can't see anything moving. But I think they are marvellous. Are they Madam Tussauds'? It gets eerie, because you think, are they going to move? I said to the cameraman, don't you dare move."

JOAN DUDLEY, 60, retired,

Hampshire

"They are absolutely brilliant. Very uncanny. I think if I lived with them I would look and think they would move in a minute. Madame Tussauds models look waxy, but this skin looks so real; you look at his hands and veins, and you can almost see the blood going through the veins."

PRUE WALDORF, 25, student, London

"We couldn't work out what people were looking at. We've just been to the Hayward, but this is more interesting because it's about how you feel."

and JOHN GIBSON, 3, London

"I didn't like them. I thought they were a bit real. I thought one was my grandmother, one was my daddy."

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