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Lisa Yuskavage (American, b.1962)
LOT ID: 74535
Bad Habits: Asspicking, Motherfucker, Headshrinking, Foodeating, and Socialclimbing (in 5 parts) , 1996

Mixed Media, hydrocal with artificial pearls and flowers
12.5 х 4.5 х 3.75 in. (31.75 x 11.43 x 9.52 cm.)
Signed, (on Asspicking), titled, dated, and numbered on each.
Edition 3/10
Lot description
Asspicking: 9 x 4 x 5 1/2 in. (22.9 x 10.2 x 14 cm)
Motherfucker: 9 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (24.1 x 10.2 x 9 cm)
Headshrinking: 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (31.8 x 11.4 x 9.5 cm)
Foodeating: 10 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (25.4 x 12.1 x 14 cm)
Socialclimbing: 10 x 4 x 3 3/4 in. (25.4 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm)

Executed in 1996, this series exemplifies Lisa Yuskavage’s iconic style of over-exaggerated elements of the female form, which speak to the misogynistic notions internalized by and forced upon women in our contemporary culture. Originally begun as clay marquette models to be used for her paintings, Yuskavage created the ‘Bad Habits’ series with an interest in how a three-dimensional form alters one’s point of view. The artist feels her characters look one way in a painted two dimensional composition, but as a sculpture is seen in various angles of light completely, it changes the viewer’s perspective as well as their interaction with the work.

Contemporary American artist Lisa Yuskavage (b. 1962) is known for her distinct style which incorporates confrontational female sexuality with the innocence of youth. Often combining elements of art history and gender perceptions with her work, Yuskavage reinvents the genre of the female nude, either through the general psycho-socio realm of femininity or through the individual level of women contemplating themselves on a narcissistic level. The artist received her BFA in 1984 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her MFA from Yale School of Art in 1986. The artist has been represented by David Zwirner Gallery in New York since 2005. She has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and The National Art Museum, Beijing, China.

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)     by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)     by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)     by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)     by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)     by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
  • Bad Habits: Asspicking, Foodeating, Headshrinking, Socialclimbing, Motherfucker (in 5 parts)         by Lisa Yuskavage
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