Sarah Lucas's Self-Portraits
by Josefina Ayerza
Sarah Lucas, Human Toilet Revisited
Sarah Lucas is known for her confrontational self-portraits, such as Human Toilet Revisited,1998, a colour photograph in which she sits on a toilet smoking a cigarette. In her solo exhibition The Fag Show London, 2000, she explored her obsession with cigarettes as a material for art, suggesting the connection between smoking and sexually obsessive activity. Self-portrait with Cigarettes, 2000, makes a connection between the obsessional, introverted activities of smoking and drawing.