by Andy SmithPosted on

For the past few decades, New York City-based painter Lisa Yuskavage has challenged norms in figurative art and blended progressive concepts with acknowledgement to the history of the form.

by CaroPosted on

Philadelphia-born artist Lisa Yuskavage has become known for her fantasized images of women in stages of undress, and not without controversy. Scantily clad, her subjects’ sexuality plays an important role in her art where men have largely been ignored. In her new series of paintings and pastels, currently on view at David Zwirner Gallery in New York alongside Yayoi Kusama (covered here), Yuskavage finally tackles the opposite sex. Called “Hippies,” her male and female cast is only loosely inspired by the free-spirited sub-culture. Yuskavage’s also possess an otherworldly feel with seductive and religious undertones.