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Sarah Lucas

Lion Heart, 1995

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Cast metal, approx. 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4”
(7 x 7 x 4,5 cm), 50 pieces of cast lead,
50 pieces of cast brass,
produced at the Jäger Brothers Foundry, Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland,
Ed. 100/XXX, signed and numbered

Yang and yang. Brass balls or lead balloons, a rude trophy, cast as heroic kitsch or mortal weight.


“Sarah Lucas gives as good as she gets. She’s a code-breaker and a ball-buster, a saboteur and a spy. Elegantly in-your-face, Lucas is a smutty, salt-of-the-earth lout whose unequivocal work is raw and loud and startling. It is also efficient and concise. In her art, Lucas doesn’t mince words and she doesn’t waste them either. She gets quickly to the point—and the point usually has to do with the ways women are viewed in society.” Jerry Saltz Parkett No. 45, 1995