Artist Susan Lieu's mother passed away after a botched plastic surgery procedure. Her show about the experience is called "140 Pounds."
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Artist Susan Lieu's mother passed away after a botched plastic surgery procedure. Her show about the experience is called "140 Pounds."
Credit: Courtesy Susan Lieu.

Lost to beauty standards in 140 LBS

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There’s a show premiering this Friday at Bumbershoot. It’s the true story of a 38-year-old woman who went in for cosmetic surgery and didn’t survive. The artist, Susan Lieu, wrote the piece about her mother.


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