Sarah Lucas

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs

About this artwork

Sarah Lucas’s portrayals of men and women have a strong sense of humour and they challenge sexual stereotypes and conventional morals. In ‘Self Portrait with Fried Eggs’, Sarah Lucas poses in a provocative position, looking back at the viewer with a confrontational stare. Two fried eggs have been placed over her breasts, acting as a crude parody of the female body. Lucas often explores the ways masculine and feminine qualities can co-exist in her self-portraits, questioning the gender stereotyping that exists in popular culture. The cigarettes in the lower left allude to a sense of recklessness and feature more prominently in Lucas’s iconic self-portrait ‘Fighting Fire with Fire’, also made in 1996.

Updated before 2020

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Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas