Oct 30, 2020

Two Women on Red Blanket, One Reading

Two Women on Red Blanket, One Reading


Joy Laville

(American, 1923–2018)


Beth Lovendusky


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


Did you know?

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


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 pastel palette. Here, Laville collaborated with a master printer from the well-known Tamarind Lithography Workshop to produce an enigmatic but provocative depiction of women.

See also
PR - Lithograph
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