Sophie Calle, le dessert

When I was fifteen I was afraid of men. One day in a restaurant, I chose a dessert because of its name: « Young Girl’s Dream. » I asked the waiter what it was, and he answered: « It’s a surprise. » A few minutes later he returned with a dish featuring two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a peeled banana. He said one word: « Enjoy. » Then he laughed. I closed my eyes the same way I closed them years later when I say my first naked man.

Sarah Lucas, from Self-Portraits 1990-1998, Eating a Banana 1990