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Lisa Yuskavage Quotes

There was an expression of intensity in dance that was so compelling to me that I wanted a piece of that action.
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Sometimes audiences love you because they get to boo you.

— Lisa Yuskavage

I spent a lot of time at the New York Public Library, the main branch. I was one of those people. If you ever spend a good amount of time there, you realize there are people who spend the entire day there. They're bookish homeless people.

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I wanted to paint pictures of people. I thought, "Why bother doing anything else. Everything else is a waste of time. I want to tell stories about people and their feelings and emotions."

— Lisa Yuskavage

I remember seeing a photograph of myself en pointe with my hand over my head and the other hand turned in under my breast curtseying. I took dance lessons at Miss Debbie's Dance Studio, and she put this picture of me in the storefront window. I was so unbelievably humiliated by the sight of myself.

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You always feel very vulnerable when you put your work out there. You feel a kind of nakedness. And you expose something of the inner workings of the way you experience life.

— Lisa Yuskavage

It's easy to attack an artist as misogynist, but that's really such a facile epithet. And if an artist is constantly worrying about how others will judge a work, it can end up being a block to investigating certain areas of human nature or certain truths about sexuality.

— Lisa Yuskavage

I'm not trying to be a finger-wagger at society. I sort of start with myself.

— Lisa Yuskavage

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