Sarah LucasThe Old In Out 1998

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Artist
Sarah Lucas (born 1962)
Title
The Old In Out
Date 1998
MediumPolyurethane resin
Dimensionsdisplayed: 400 x 360 x 520 mm, 14 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1999
Reference
T07513
Not on display

Summary

The Old In Out was originally part of a larger installation and exhibition of the same title comprising nine similar pieces - cast resin toilet bowls coloured in differing but predominantly urine-like yellow shades - shown at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, in 1998. After the exhibition the installation was split up and the toilets were dispersed separately. As is typical with Lucas' cast sculptures, the rough edges of the casting process have been left around the back of the piece, emphasising its hand-made qualities. She has said: 'My work is about one person doing what they can - it's not corporate. I like the handmade aspect of the work… (read more)

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