b. 1929, USA

Ida Applebroog Biography

A self-proclaimed 'generic artist' and an 'image scavenger,' painter and feminist pioneer Ida Applebroog has spent the past five decades conducting a sustained inquiry into the polemics of human relations. She explores themes of violence and power, gender politics, women's sexuality and domestic space using images stylistically reminiscent of comics, at once beguiling and disturbing.

Read More

Applebroog first came to attention in New York in the mid-1970s, formulating her practice with a series of small self-published books, Stagings of identical cartoon images presented in succession, evocative of flipbooks or film stills, which she mailed to other artists, writers and individuals. From this beginning, she developed an instantly recognisable style of simplified human forms with bold outlines. In an Applebroog exhibition, the visitor becomes an observer and a participant in a domestic drama where fragmented narrative scenes are neither beginnings nor ends to the story.

Text courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Ida Applebroog Featured Artworks

God by Ida Applebroog contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Ida Applebroog God, 2021 Mixed media on wooden panels; 15 panels
129.5 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire
The Ethics of Desire by Ida Applebroog contemporary artwork mixed media
Ida Applebroog The Ethics of Desire, 2013 Ultrachrome ink on mylar
261.5 x 335.3 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire
Thank You, Mr. President by Ida Applebroog contemporary artwork print
Ida Applebroog Thank You, Mr. President, 2018 Ultrachrome ink on Hanemuhle bamboo paper
35.6 x 27.9 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire

Ida Applebroog Current & Recent Exhibitions

View All (4)

Ida Applebroog Represented By

Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hauser & Wirth Gstaad, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Menorca, Monte Carlo, New York, Somerset, Southampton, St. Moritz, Zurich
Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Ida Applebroog are added to Ocula.
Sign Up