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Exhibition: Sarah Lucas’s “Ordinary Things”

Tights and penises aplenty: Sarah Lucas's retrospective "Ordinary Things" is on show at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds until 21st October.

By Richard Elwes  

“The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable,” said Lucien Freud. If so, Sarah Lucas’s series of “NUDS” can’t be accused of missing the mark. Through the simple device of stuffing fluff into skin-coloured tights over a wire skeleton, she has created objects capable of inducing a genuine, visceral recoil. With an obscene bulge here…

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