For her book D C-T!, Joana Avillez produced a series of illustrations depicting the quirks and characters of her native New York. In this original illustration, a summer day finds the park packed with Manhattanites basking, reading, picnicking, painting, exercising, and making out—in varying degrees of nudity.
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 co-authored D C-T! (Penguin Press 2018) with Molly Young and illustrated Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (Random House 2014). Her illustrations can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Paper Magazine, and more.
Ink and watercolor
11 × 15.75 inches unframed