This retrospective shows Lucas to be the most impressive and polymorphously perverse survivor of the YBA (Young British Artists) generation. Much of her work is gloriously vulgar and funny; often, it is crude but simultaneously displaying a sophistication, wit and sureness of touch which marks her out as an exceptional artist. This combination is exemplified by Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab (below) which, for my money, is one of the great works of art of the C20.
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|Sarah Lucas, Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab, 1992|
|Sarah Lucas, Au Naturel, 1994|
|Sarah Lucas, I Might be Shy but I'm Still a Pig, 2000|
|Sarah Lucas, from the Nud series, 2009 (?)|
|Sarah Lucas, [bronze figure], 2012-13?|
|Sarah Lucas, installation shot of SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble at Whitechapel Gallery|