Lisa Yuskavage. Wrist Corsage. 1996

Lisa Yuskavage Wrist Corsage 1996

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Yuskavage's paintings recall the airbrushed and fantasized female bodies found in popular culture. Here a prim schoolgirl (in a picture seemingly tacked on the wall at upper left) contrasts with the exaggerated pinup girl. In discussing her work, the artist has expressed complex feelings about her own "self-deprecation, social climbing, and constant longing for perfection."

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Oil on linen
6 x 7' (182.9 x 213.3 cm)
Gift of David Teiger
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© 2021 Lisa Yuskavage
Painting and Sculpture

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