About the Work
Like many of Lisa Yuskavage’s portraits of female nudes, the subject of kk is hyper-sexualized: the curves of her breasts, hips, and belly are over-emphasized and echoed in her button nose and draped shawl. Though not as bawdy or scandalous as some of Yuskavage’s “bad girls,” this lithograph seems to be more of a parody of sensuality and male voyeuristic fantasies than an earnest portrayal of female sexuality.
Ashley Bickerton, The Alley, 2009. Oil and acrylic paint on archival canvas in carved wood artist frame, inlaid coconut, mother of pearl, and coins, 88 x 72 x 8 in. (224 x 183 x 20 cm) framed © Ashley Bickerton; photo by Koes Kanardi, courtesy the artist, White Cube, and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.
New York Times critic Ken Johnson has a thing about psychedelia, but he seems to like it best it art form. Johnson is so impassioned on the subject, he spents years of research and many frenetic hours pounding his keyboard in order to bring us an overview of trippy art — both high and low — in all forms of visual media from the past 50 years. Everything from Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to Ryan Trecartin’s dysfunctional family videos are discussed in the strangest way imaginable — making this book a fun read.
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Since Marianne Boesky established her first eponymous gallery in 1996 in SoHo, her mission has been to represent and support the work of emerging international artists of all media. Almost right out of the gate she introduced the world to Takashi Murakami, Lisa Yuskavage, Sarah Sze, and Yoshitomo Nara.