Eating a Banana (revisited)
This print is a special edition created on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the New Museum, located in New York City. In this work, the artist returns to an early self-portrait that was never printed—a composition that shared a contact sheet with her first self-portrait, the now-iconic Eating a Banana (1990).
Lucas's iconic work frequently employs food as a stand-in for human genitals to create visual puns. The artist's iconic self-portraits are both aggressive and playful subversions of the male gaze. Lucas is internationally recognized for dismantling myths and stereotypes about sexual difference in the creation and reception of visual art.
Associated with the Young British Artist cohort that emerged in the 1990s, Sarah Lucas' work encompasses sculpture, photography and installation. The artist frequently uses commonplace items—furniture and food, among others—as substitutes for the body, frequently creating visual puns that evoke human genitals. Lucas' work dismantles myths and stereotypes surrounding sexual difference—subverting the male gaze while challenging sexual politics in both the production of art and its reception.
A reference to an early self-portrait by the artist, this photographic print is a special edition created on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the New Museum. The artist's work frequently employs food as a stand-in for human genitals to create visual puns, aggressively and playfully subverting the male gaze.More
- Edition of 25
- This work is available until 4:00 PM, Feb 1, 2022.