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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.

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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

The Ethics of Desire by Ida Applebroog contemporary artwork
Ida ApplebroogThe Ethics of Desire, 2013Ultrachrome ink on mylar
261.5 x 335.3 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Thank You, Mr. President by Ida Applebroog contemporary artwork
Ida ApplebroogThank You, Mr. President, 2018Ultrachrome ink on Hanemuhle bamboo paper
35.6 x 27.9 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery

Ida Applebroog Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Artists for New York at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York
1–22 October 2020 Group Exhibition Artists for New York Hauser & Wirth22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Material Actions at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
7 July–8 September 2019 Group Exhibition Material Actions Hauser & WirthSt. Moritz

Ida Applebroog Represented By

Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad, St. Moritz

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