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Ida Applebroog, A Selection of Prints

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Ida Applebroog, A Selection of Prints

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Born in 1929, Applebroog has been exhibiting in galleries and museums for almost 50 years. Randy Kennedy wrote in the NY Times –

“Much of the unsettling work that has made Ms. Applebroog a revered, quietly influential figure in the art world over the last three decades has looked this way: deceptively simple, like the trademark cartoonish storyboards she began making in the 1970s; funny in a way that skews toward weird without losing the ha-ha; and ominous, carrying the brutal honesty of one of her early influences, Samuel Beckett, into the nooks and crannies of domestic life. “As others take in vagrant cats,” the critic Max Kozloff once wrote, “Ida Applebroog’s pictures keep home for family alarms and little

Image: IDA APPLEBROOG Promise I Won’t Die, 1987 


The understated violence of her art, the psychological darkness couched in delicate, faux-naïve drawing, is surfacing in multifaceted, sometimes confessional, images and text.

-Faye Hirsch in Art in America

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Untitled (Thank you, Mr. President), 2017

Ultrachrome ink on Hanemuhle bamboo paper

14" x 11” paper size

Edition: 25


These prints remind us of how much she could do with how little: a handful of penlines, an ominous scowl, a raised eyebrow, and disasters unfold.

- Susan Tallman in Art in Print


"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight” Isaiah 45: 2. ,1989

Lithograph on moriki indigo paper

21 x 37”

Edition of 81


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Photo: Emily Poole

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Ephemera, 2014
From a Suite of Five Prints
Etching, photogravure
12 x 15 inches
Edition of 25



Chanel Progeny, 2005
From a Suite of Four Prints
Digital print
Paper Size: 21 1/2 x (w-1) 17 1/4, (w-2) 12 ½”
Edition of 10

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Prada Progeny, 2005
From a Suite of Four Prints
Digital print
Paper Size: 25 1/4 x (w-1) 12 1/2, (w-2) 7”
Edition of 10

Potatoe, 1992
22 3/8 x 18 ½”
Edition of 75

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Yes, You Can, 1996
Photogravure on Okawara machine-made paper with hand-torn deckle
13 x ¾ x 16 ¾”
Edition of 100

Untitled (Girl with Cow), 2003
15 x 17 3/4 inches

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Vellum Sketches I, 2011
Sugar lift aquatint
Paper: 20-5/8 x 29”
Edition of 25

Vellum Sketches II, 2011
Sugar lift aquatint
Paper: 23-1/2 x 27-1/2”
Edition of 25

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Ida Applebroog

Born in 1929, Ida Applebroog received her formal artistic training from the New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1948-50), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1965-68), in 1997, she received an honorary doctorate from Parsons School of Design.

Applebroog has been making pointed social commentary in the form of beguiling comic-like images for nearly half a century. She has developed an instantly recognizable style of simplified human forms with bold outlines. In her most characteristic work, she combines popular imagery from everyday urban and domestic scenes, sometimes paired with curt texts, to skew otherwise banal images into anxious scenarios infused with a sense of irony and black humor. Strong themes in her work include gender and sexual identity, power struggles both political and personal, and the pernicious role of mass media in desensitizing the public to violence.

Applebroog has received many awards, including the Jordan Schnitzer award for Excellence in Printmaking, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association. Her work has been shown in many one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, among others.

Ida Applebroog is represented by Hauser & Wirth Gallery.

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