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Good morning, my lovely followers! 💕

Today is Friday— and that means it’s time for the weekly reminder to write, make art, and dedicate some time to the things that mean the most to YOU!

PS: Did you know this weekly reminder has been running for over a year now? This weekly Friday segment began a little over a year, along side my Story Seeds & Character Questions! Crazy how time flies, huh? 😎

And now, ladies and gentlemen (and of course, the rest of us not included within that binary), if you were waiting for a sign that today you should write, draw, make music— then THIS IS THAT SIGN. Today is YOUR day. Dedicate it to the things that make you happy, and to the art that only YOU can make!

I repeat:

☆ Write!
☆ Draw!
☆ Make Music!
Make. Good. Art.

And don’t forget to take some silly selfies!

As for what *I* am going to be doing today, I’m working on a new book. I’m probably writing as you read this, actually! Oh, by the way, I’ve been uploading VLOGs on my channel following my writing process & struggles, so if that interest you— you can find them HERE (but only after you’ve gone and made some art! ;3).

And~ as always! If you’re looking for something to write, I have plenty of Story Seeds and Weird Prompts on my blog! And, don’t forget to tag me (maxkirin) or tweet at me (@MistreKirin) if you make some good art or take selfies~ 😍💕

Today is your day, dear friend. Create the art that is closest to your heart, the art that you — and only you — can make!

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Lisa Yuskavage

Part 2 of photographs from the opening reception of the exhibition, Lisa Yuskavage at the David Zwirner Gallery, April 23 - June 13, 2015, New York: 533 West 19th Street. Photographs by Blair Prentice.

David Zwirner Gallery is currently showing new paintings and pastels by artist, Lisa Yuskavage. While known for her sumptuous and provocative portraits of strong women, Yuskavage has most interestingly chosen to paint a series of men. These exceptional new works continue to push the boundaries of contemporary figurative painting with her masterful use of color and ability to create flesh and form that is altogether very satisfying for the eye to take in. 

See Part 1 of the photographs from the exhibition here.

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  1. Detail of Hippies, 2013. Oil on linen. 82 ¼ x 66 ½ inches (208.9 x 168.9 cm)
  2. Detail of Mardi Gras Dude, 2014, Pastel over unique inkjet ground on rag paper, 49 x 39 inches (124.5 x 99.1 cm)
  3. Detail of Bonfire, 2013-2015, Oil on linen, Diptych, Overall: 82 x 133 inches (208.3 x 337.8 cm), Each panel: 82 x 66 ½ inches (208.3 x 168.9 cm)
  4. Visitors confront Dude of Sorrows, 2015, Oil on linen, 48 x 40 inches (121.9 x 101.6 cm)
  5. Mardi Gras Honeymoon, 2015, Oil on linen, 50 1/8 x 42 ½ inches (127.3 x 108 cm)
  6. Installation photograph from the exhibition of Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner, 2015
  7. The Neighbors, 2014, Oil on linen, 77 ¼ x 50 1/8 inches (196.2 x 127.3 cm)
  8. Detail of Crawling Out, 2014, Pastel over unique inkjet ground on rag paper, 49 x 39 inches (124.5 x 99.1 cm)

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Lisa Yuskavage: Website
David Zwirner Gallery: Website
Photography by Blair Prentice of iheartmyart.com

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