Lisa Yuskavage  

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Lisa Yuskavage (Born May 16, 1962 in Philadelphia) is a contemporary American figurative painter. She is a controversial painter with loaded subject matter such as that has been referred to as "outrageous quasi-pornographic sirens" and "anatomically impossible bimbos" as they mock the male desires of male fantasy.

Yuskavage is classified as a new figurative painter, to which American artists such as John Currin and Graydon Parrish also belong.

Lisa Yuskavage attended Tyler School of Art and received her MFA from Yale in 1986 but came to prominence in the mid-nineties in a series of seminal museum shows "Figure as Fiction" (1993) Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; "My Little Pretty" (1997) Museum of contemporary Art, Chicago; "Presumed Innocence" (1997) "Pop Surrealism" (1998) Aldrich Museum; "The Nude in Contemporary Art" (1999).

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new figurative art




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