This illustration is a pre-production composition of hilarious archetypes doing the art fair beat. The cut-out sections and notes let us in on the artist’s analog process, how she takes observations and snippets from life to create visual essays. Avillez’s pieces depicting the art world include commissions by Art Production Fund, the Guggenheim Museum, and New York Magazine.
Joana Avillez, b. 1986, New York, received a BFA in painting from The Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in illustration at School of Visual Arts. She is the author of Life Dressing and illustrated Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. Her illustrations can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Paper Magazine, and more.
Ink on paper
15.5 × 20.25 inches framed