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Sarah Lucas (Londen, 1962)

Self Portrait with Fried Eggs


The woman looking impassively at the viewer is British artist Sarah Lucas. This is a self-portrait. The image is full of apparent contradictions: her attitude is butch and her expression serious, but the fried eggs on her breasts introduce a lighthearted note of humour. With her ‘masculine’ appearance, her butch stance, and the frequent inclusion of food – a banana, a huge salmon, and here the fried eggs – she plays with assumptions about gender. Lucas sets out to make the viewer aware of the ideas that affect the way we look at each other. “I tried to imagine a world where women were seen in the same way as men.”

  • Creator

    Sarah Lucas (Londen, 1962)

  • Title

    Self Portrait with Fried Eggs

  • Date


  • Collection

    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

  • Material

    photograph on watercolour paper | H80 x W60 cm incl. frame


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