You Can Look, But Don’t Touch

Dr Victoria Powell
8 min readNov 16, 2023

The ‘thingness’ of art, and finding meaning in materiality

Sarah Lucas, Chicken Knickers (1997).

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Dr Victoria Powell

I write about art, history, politics & culture, without the confusing art speak. Crazy about dogs. Victorian historian. 19th-century gentleman in a former life.