Contemporary artist Lisa Yuskavage is moving on up

 Lisa Yuskavage
Lisa Yuskavage

Galleries have been migrating Uptown for a while now. But now it looks like that artists are too.

Contemporary artist Lisa Yuskavage, who is represented by hotshot art dealer David Zwirner, recently swapped her East Village condo for a Midtown East co-op that is oh so close to being on the Upper East Side (where many galleries are migrating), according to public records.

345 East 57th Street
345 East 57th Street

Yuskavage sold her East Village one-bedroom at 235 East 2nd Street for $1.2 million. Less than a week later, she closed on a five-room co-op, with two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms at 345 East 57th Street.

Yuskavage is known for “exploring confrontational sexuality” in her work, which is collected by major museums like the MOMA. In 2006, Last year, her New York gallery exhibition sold out before it even opened, with one painting sold for more than $1 million, according to the Washington Post.

Check out a video from one of Yuskavage’s openings below.