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New York’s New Museum to Stage First Major Sarah Lucas Survey in America

Sarah Lucas, Self-portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996, C-print.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SADIE COLES HQ, LONDON, AND GLADSTONE GALLERY, NEW YORK AND BRUSSELS

The New Museum in New York will open a Sarah Lucas survey on September 26, the first exhibition of its kind for the artist in an American museum. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Margot Norton, the exhibition will fill three floors with sculptures, photographs, and installations by the British artist, who has been sending up sexual mores and gender norms for the past three decades. Her most familiar works often take the form of sculptures that represent sex organs in a decidedly lo-fi way (usually with bananas, oranges, or melons) and parody different views of masculinity and femininity.

While Lucas has garnered worldwide renown, her work is more often seen in Europe. A traveling retrospective in 2005 made stops at the Kunsthalle Zurich, the Kunstverein Hamburg in Germany, and Tate Liverpool in England. In 2015, she represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.

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