Sarah LucasShine On 1991

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Artist
Sarah Lucas (born 1962)
Title
Shine On
Date 1991
Medium4 photocopies on paper on wooden panel
Dimensionsimage: 306 x 406 mm image: 306 x 406 mm image: 306 x 406 mm image: 306 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1998
Reference
P78208
Not on display

Summary

This is one of a series of enlarged double-page spreads from tabloid newspapers, the titles of which are taken from the headlines (see Tate P78205-7). Lucas became frustrated with the minimalist-influenced sculpture she had been making at Goldsmith's College at the end of the 1980s, which involved costly materials and an aesthetic that she did not feel was hers. Inspired by reading books on feminism, pornography and sexuality she turned to a cheaper and more immediate source of imagery that she felt was more relevant to her: the tabloid press. Here she began to explore the representation of and attitudes towards the female body in popular culture… (read more)

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