[5] Lyon's work with Mapplethorpe was notable owing to Mapplethorpe's depiction of her body as simultaneously traditionally feminine and strong in a conventionally masculine sense. There she became accomplished in the Japanese art of fencing, kendo, but found herself lacking sufficient upper body strength so she began weight training. [3], Although Lyon is often cited as the first female bodybuilder to appear in Playboy (in October 1980),[1] she was actually predated by stripper and bodybuilder Kellie Everts, who appeared in a May 1977 pictorial called "Humping Iron". Lady, Lisa Lyon (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983), p. 95. [1], Lyon entered and won the first International Federation of BodyBuilders Women's World Pro Bodybuilding Championship in Los Angeles on June 16, 1979. (Cambridge: MIT Committee on the Visual Arts, 1982), unpaginated. Biography. cat. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (September 10, 2016 to March 4, 2018) Kunsthal Rotterdam, April 22 to August 27, 2017 Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), October 28, 2017 to March 4, 2018 Verso, mount: upper left, in pencil, "9000-7/94"; lower left, in black ballpoint ink, "780 2/10 LISA LYON, 1982"; lower center, in pencil, "RMG# M9304.006-C". [6], She was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000 for being a one-woman media-relations activist on behalf of the sport and Elevating bodybuilding to the level of fine art. Lisa Lyon studied art at the University of California at Los Angeles. Lisa Lyon (born 1953) is a female bodybuilder and photo model from the United States, and is regarded as one of female bodybuilding's pioneers. 2016.57.706, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989), New York, New York, United States (Place Created), Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Recto, sheet: signed lower right below image, in black ballpoint ink, "Robert Mapplethorpe '82", Verso, mount: lower center, artist's wet stamp in black ink, "© 1982 Robert Mapplethorpe / This photograph was taken in 1982 / and printed in 1982. Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989) 38.4 × 38.6 cm (15 1/8 × 15 3/16 in.) At the time, she could dead-lift 225 pounds, bench-press 120 pounds, and squat 265 pounds. The images, titles, and inscriptions are products of their time and the creator’s perspective and are presented here as documentation, not a reflection of Getty’s values. She appeared in many magazines and on television talk shows, promoting bodybuilding for women. [1], Lisa Lyon also had a short acting career:[7], In creating the Marvel Comics character Elektra, Frank Miller initially used Lyon as a basis for the character's appearance. Lisa has 8 jobs listed on their profile. Kardon, Janet. Welcome Alec Betancourt, our Lisa Lyon Evans Conservation Intern! Muscular woman standing with arms extended out at her sides and head tossed backward, wearing a leather bustier and long black skirt and heels. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (September 10, 2016 to March 4, 2018) Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montréal), September 10, 2016 to January 22, 2017; Kunsthal Rotterdam, April 22 to August 27, 2017; Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), October 28, 2017 to March 4, 2018 Language and societal norms shift, and cataloging of a collection is a continuous work in progress. Help us improve our records by sharing your corrections or suggestions. 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