Sarah Lucas

Got a Salmon On #3

About this artwork

Artist Sarah Lucas poses here outside a public toilet, dressed in a man’s pinstripe suit jacket. The huge, oversized salmon draped over her shoulder is an overt symbol of masculine power and dominance, although it is countered in this image by such abject surroundings. Together with the title, the inclusion of large fish plays on sexualised terminology relating to the idea of a female erection. Lucas has regularly used food to represent sexual body parts in her work, often as a means of exposing gender clichés and stereotyping.

Updated before 2020

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Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas