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British artist Sarah Lucas brings three of her acclaimed sculptures from the Venice Biennale to the UK for the first time, in the exhibition POWER IN WOMAN.
The three sculptures – YOKO, PAULINE and MICHELE – each depict a female figure in cast plaster, and can be seen in our North Drawing Room, a very rare occasion on which a living artist has situated works amid the Soane’s multi-layered collections. They were first shown last year as part of I SCREAM DADDIO, Lucas’s commission by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. POWER IN WOMAN marks the first UK exhibition of Lucas’s works from the Biennale, and it is made possible with the support of the Art Fund.
The custard-yellow colour scheme of the Venice exhibition was inspired in part by the walls of Soane’s drawing rooms, and Lucas’s contemporary bodies will here be set in a powerful dialogue with the Soane’s intimate spaces and extensive collection of classical casts.
Please note: This exhibition contains nudity.