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Lisa Yuskavage

American, b. 1962

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Lisa Yuskavage

American, b. 1962

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Biography

Lisa Yuskavage is known for the thin-armed, big-breasted, wide-hipped women in her paintings who are both childlike and sexually brazen, painted in a palette of mostly pastel colors. Flourishing in lush, magical landscapes underneath dramatic skies, Yuskavage’s languid figures seem filled with desire for themselves. The inclusion of an occasional onlooker in the background adds an additional element of transgression to the narrative and incorporates voyeurism into the paintings themselves, such as in her 2011 work Lauren with a Traveller.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$1m, Christie's, 2007
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Solo show at a major institution
Museo Tamayo
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
Biography

Lisa Yuskavage is known for the thin-armed, big-breasted, wide-hipped women in her paintings who are both childlike and sexually brazen, painted in a palette of mostly pastel colors. Flourishing in lush, magical landscapes underneath dramatic skies, Yuskavage’s languid figures seem filled with desire for themselves. The inclusion of an occasional onlooker in the background adds an additional element of transgression to the narrative and incorporates voyeurism into the paintings themselves, such as in her 2011 work Lauren with a Traveller.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$1m, Christie's, 2007
User
Solo show at a major institution
Museo Tamayo
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 3 more
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Articles Featuring Lisa Yuskavage
Lisa Yuskavage Doesn’t Want to Be a “Good Feminist.” Her Paintings Are Better for It
Nov 14th, 2018
Lisa Yuskavage Doesn’t Want to Be a “Good Feminist.” Her Paintings Are Better for It
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