ida applebroog gaŽl davrinche
joan fontcuberta barbara and michael leisgen
muriel toulemonde juan ugalde
 



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argumentative painting inscribed in everyday life
Born in the Bronx in 1929, Ida Applebroog's pictorial úuvre since the 70s has been committed, argumentative and inscribed in everyday life.

These snapshots of domestic life provide the emotional landscape of failed social cohesion. Bearing some resemblance to the literary work of Dorothy Allison, Ida Applebroog's images tell of the often very large discrepancy between what we want to do with our lives and what they really are.

Exploring such themes as brutality, abjection, domination and misogyny, Ida Applebroog's work is neither moralising, nor cynical.

According to the interpretation of the curator Terrie Sultan, it stems from a 'frustrated, but nonetheless persistent idealism'.

The work of Ida Applebroog, hailed by many artists and intellectuals and exhibited in some of America's most eminent museums, was honoured with the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Prize in 1998.



For more information on the artist, download the artist biography and the indepth criticism.


  RED DRAWINGS, 1984
OIL ON PAPER, 7 PANNELS IN 4 FRAMES
112 9/16 X 50 3/8 INCHES


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