Two Women on Red Blanket, One Reading

Two Women on Red Blanket, One Reading

1987

Joy Laville

(American, 1923-2018)

printer

Beth Lovendusky

publisher

Tamarind Institute

Color lithograph on Rives BFK paper

Sheet: 52.7 x 63.5 cm (20 3/4 x 25 in.)

Gift of Kay Kujala Deaux 2020.238

Edition: edition of 30

Location

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Joy Laville originally moved to Mexico because the inexpensive cost of living allowed her to pursue an artistic career.

Description

The English-born artist Joy Laville relocated to Mexico in 1956 to study art and spent the remainder of her career working there. Beginning in the 1970s, she began to develop her signature style, seen in this work, which focused on introspective images of female figures often rendered abstractly and in a restrained pale palette. Here, Laville used thinly applied pastel—her preferred medium at the time—to produce an enigmatic but provocative depiction of women.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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