September 1, 2012

Sarah Lucas - Self-portraits

Self-portrait is my favorite artistic genre. The ones taken from 1990 to 1998 by the British artist Sarah Lucas (born in 1962) are famous. She's not notorious specially as a photographer and will certainly remains as one of the great British artists of these decades for her installations, sculptures and drawings, but in this post, we will only deal with these self-portraits. She doesn't try to give them any visual homogeneity or even any aesthetic value. No, they are only self-portraits carrying each a piece of her personal interest or an instant of her life. From "Eating a banana" to "Human toilet revisited", a fascinating series, fascinating maybe because there's nothing in it that tries to catch you the eye. I posted them in chronological order. A site here.

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