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The Old In Out is one of several resin toilet bowls cast in a urine-coloured yellow by Lucas. It operates as a visual pun, blending lavatorial humour with vulgar sexual connotations. The title is London street slang for a burglary, but also makes reference to sex. 'Generally I've used old toilets for their grubby value. It was nice to make ones that look quite smart - like antidotes. I like the idea of something uncouth being elegant,' says Lucas. It can also be seen as a salute to Marcel Duchamp's famous Fountain, which he made by up-turning a urinal and declaring it a work of art.

August 2004