Installation view of “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel,” 2018 at the New Museum, New York. Photo by Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio. Courtesy of the New Museum.
Sarah Lucas, Selfish in Bed II , 2000. © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Sarah Lucas, Self-portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996. © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Across the exhibition, there is not a great deal that feels fresh or revealing, and certainly nothing all that subversive. There are the yolky vestiges of eggs running down a wall—thrown by a crowd of female volunteers this September—that seem to raise a finger to procreation. (Incidentally, the abundance of egg waste in this exhibition drew the ire of PETA.) There are numerous biomorphic sculptures made of stuffed tights and bronze, which are formally interesting, but lean heavily on
Installation view of Sarah Lucas, Egg Massage, 2015, in “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel” at the New Museum. Photo by Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio. Courtesy of the New Museum.