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'Bitch' by the English artist Sarah Lucas is a provocative work about lust. It is a construction of a wooden table with a T-shirt that is pulled over two legs and part of the tabletop. Two melons hang in the shirt. A fish packed in plastic hangs on the other side of the table. The melons and the fish refer to the female sexual organs. In combination with the table, this immediately suggests a woman bending over forwards.

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Title Bitch
Material and technique Wood, enameled metal, cotton, synthetics, smoked fish and plastic
Object type
Assemblage > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 80.5 cm
Width 104 cm
Depth 67 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Sarah Lucas
Accession number BEK 1678 a-g (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1995
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1995
Age artist About 33 years old
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Enamel > Enameled > Covering surfaces > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Enamel > Enameled > Covering surfaces > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe

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Sarah Lucas

Londen 1962

In the 'nineties, Sarah Lucas belonged to the Young British Artist (YBA) artist group. Almost all the artists in this group, which included Damien Hirst, had...

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