Lisa Yuskavage
American, born 1962
High auction record
$1m, Christie's, 2007
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Universal Limited Art Editions at IFPDA Print Fair 2017,
Universal Limited Art Editions
Universal Limited Art Editions at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017,
Universal Limited Art Editions
Disturbing Innocence,
The FLAG Art Foundation

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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