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Parents warned over explicit exhibition

A leading publicly funded art gallery is warning parents to not allow children to see a candid new show unaccompanied.

The exhibition, by Sarah Lucas at the Tramway venue in Glasgow, is the first major show of the artist's work in Scotland.

The show, titled Sarah Lucas, features work by the artist from the last 20 years.

It includes The Man Who Sold The World, a lorry driver's cab decorated with "Page Three" tabloid newspaper pages of semi-naked women, a room also plastered with such images, large phalluses and other sexually charged material.

The show also includes a large moving hydraulic limb, titled "W***ing Arm".

Another large work, Got A Salmon On (Prawn), from 1994, features large images of a naked man with his genitals covered with ­different objects.

The free show also features sculptures of crushed cars, concrete and cigarettes, smashed glass and a neon coffin.

There is also furniture made from MDF and breeze blocks in the large show in the venue's Tramway 1 exhibition space.

Lucas sprung to fame in the 1990s as one of the Young British Artists along with Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary Hume and Fiona Banner. Known also for her self-portraits, the show at the Tramway features a large series of such images from 1997.

Tramway, which is run by Glasgow Life, warns outside the show that the exhibition contains "graphic images of a sexual nature" and that all children should be supervised by an adult.

The show runs until March 16.

Lucas was born in London in 1962 and studied at the London College of Printing and Goldsmiths College.

Her work was featured in the seminal exhibition Freeze in 1988.

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