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Wallpaper - Tits in Space

Tits in Space

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucas, Sarah, born 1962 (artist)
    The Archive Printing Company Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sadie Coles HQ

  • Museum number:

    E.832-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case WPS, shelf BIN, box A

  • Image in copyright

Sarah Lucas designed this wallpaper, which she calls 'Tits in Space', for her solo exhibition, The Fag Show, at Sadie Coles HQ in Heddon Street, London, in 2000. The wallpaper is printed with the images of disembodied breast-like shapes sculpted from cigarettes. This was the backdrop to an eccentric collection of objects - garden gnomes, chairs, and vacuum cleaners - each of which had some kind of sexual appendage, and was covered with a ‘skin’ of Marlborough Lights. For Lucas, smoking is part of a laddish life-style in which the relation between the sexes is reduced to crude innuendo, vulgar gestures and sexual slang. Much of her work focuses on this interface between fine art and what we might call ‘tabloid’ culture. This wallpaper has since been hung in the foyer of the Visual Arts Department of the British Council at their offices in Portland Place, London.

Physical description

An unused roll of wallpaper with design of balls covered in a 'skin' of cigarettes, repeated on a black ground

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

2000 (made)

Artist/maker

Lucas, Sarah, born 1962 (artist)
The Archive Printing Company Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Dimensions

Length: 10 m, Width: 52.5 cm

Object history note

This wallpaper was first exhibited as the backdrop to other works by Sarah Lucas in her exhibition 'The Fag Show', at Sadie Coles HQ, her London gallery at the time. It has since been hung in the foyer of the Visual Arts Department of the British Council at their offices in Portland Place, London.

Descriptive line

Hand printed wallpaper, 'Tits in Space' by Sarah Lucas, 2000

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in a review of 'The Fag Show' by Sarah Kent in Time Out, March 8-15 2000, p.54

Exhibition History

The Fag Show (Sadie Coles HQ 16/02/2000-18/03/2000)

Labels and date

Given by Sadie Coles

Production Note

Reason For Production: Exhibition

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Cigarettes; Breasts; Visual pun

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O40792
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