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Applebroog Ida



Applebroog Ida (1929 ).

U.S. artist living and working in N.Y.C. Having first worked in *performance, film and sculpture, since 1974 she has emerged as one of the most serious and interesting U.S. feminist *Postmodern painters. Her cartoon-like drawings in separate panels, using ink and rhoplex on parchment-like stiff vellum, were an offshoot of *Conceptual art she uses words and pictures which appear to be, yet defy, narrative. In these, as in her large multi-panel paintings, sometimes freestanding two-sided canvases, as well as on the wall, e.g. the series 'Marginalia' (1991). A. deals with issues of power/powerlessness, alienation, 'the failure of individuals to connect', public vs. private feelings, disaffection, rejection, humiliation and what amounts to the near-breakdown of communication in our society. Her technique, using the palette knife to build up the dominant images in muted browns, reds and yellows, is contrasted to the smaller, often repetitive, scenes drawn like comic strips around the main image.


Good Women (Vera Mae), 2005



Good Women (Rose), 2005


Modern Olympia (after O'Keeffe) no. 6


From the Modern Olympia Series


Fancy Shoes/Valentino


Modern Olympia (after Manet), 1997-2001


1944, 1995-96


1950, 1995-96


Marginalia (party hat/laughing), 1995


Everything is Fine, 1990-93


Sacrafice/Paradise, 1993


Promise I Won't Die


Triple Triptych, 1984


Willow Point V.A., 1983-84


Thank You Very Much, 1982


You still here? (in 3 parts)


Untitled - Knife


Jimmy Choo Progeny


Chanel Progeny


Fendi Progeny


Baby baby suck your thumb


Marginalia (doll/bend over man)






American Medical Association, II (2 sheets)


Yes, You Can


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