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Ida H. Applebroog Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, Sculptor, b. 1929 -

Ida Applebroog (born November 11, 1929) is an American multi-media artist who is best-known for her paintings and sculptures that explore the themes of gender, sexual identity, violence and politics.[1] Applebroog has been the recipient of multiple honors including the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant", the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design.[2] Applebroog currently resides in New York and is represented by Hauser & Wirth.

Ida Applebroog was born as Ida Appelbaum[4] on November 11, 1929 in the Bronx, New York into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Family.[5] From 1948 to 1950, she attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.[6] At the Institute, she studied graphic design instead of fine art. Applebroog stated that she, "couldn't make art without also making money." While studying at NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, she began to work at an advertising agency where she was the only woman. Applebroog later recounted, "In those days sexual harassment was a day-to-day event. I held out in the ad agency for six months, then resigned."[7]

After resigning from the advertising agency, Applebroog went on to work as a freelance illustrator for children's books and greeting cards. In 1950, she married Gideon Horowitz, her high school sweetheart.[8] She took a job in the art division of the New York Public Library. She also began to take night classes at City College of New York during this time. By 1960, Applebroog had four children and in order for her husband to complete his doctorate, Applebroog and her family had to move to Chicago. After moving to Chicago Applebroog took courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and made jewelry in her family's basement that her husband and children would sell at art fairs.[9]

In 1968 Applebroog and her family relocated again to Southern California where her husband accepted an academic position. While living in San Diego, California, Applebroog began sketching close-ups of her own naked body, specifically her crotch, while in the bathtub, a series of more than 150 works she would not exhibit until 2010.[10] In 1969 Applebroog was briefly hospitalized for depression, during which time she began making bathtub sketches.[11] She was released by 1970 and promptly began to continue making art in her studio in San Diego.[11] Once she returned from her hospitalization, she began to create sculptures of "biomorphic forms made from fabric" amongst much other art. At the age of forty-four she participated in one of her earliest group exhibitions, entitled Invisible/Visible in 1972 at Long Beach Museum of Art.[12]

The following year Applebroog went to the Feminist Artists Conference at California Institute of the Arts, where she spoke with many women artists and was highly influenced by their enthusiasm toward social activism in art. Applebroog moved back to New York City in 1974. It was there, after changing her name from "Ida Horowitz" to "Ida Applebroog" (based on her maiden name, Applebaum), where she began to develop her own signature artistic style with a series of cartoonlike figures that merged the comic-strip format with the advertising industry's use of story-boards to explain a concept.[13] Starting in 1977 she circulated a series of self-published books through the mail, and joined Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics.[14] In 1981 she showed Applebroog: Silent Stagings, her first exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, where she continued to show for over 20 years. Applebroog has stated that the subject of her work is "how power works--male over female, parents over children, governments over people, doctors over patients."[15]


In 2005 she was profiled in the PBS documentary Art 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century.[16] In 2010, Applebroog's works on paper, including her 1969 sketches, were exhibited in a solo show entitled Ida Applebroog: Monalisa at Hauser & Wirth in New York, and in 2011 at Hauser & Wirth in London.

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      • IDA H. APPLEBROOG - UNTITLED
        Apr. 06, 2023

        IDA H. APPLEBROOG - UNTITLED

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Lot 42 Ida H. Applebroog American (b. 1929) Untitled (1984) charcoal on paper signed lower right 22 1/4 x 30 inches unframed Provenance: From a Private Collection

        Capsule Gallery Auction
      • IDA APPLEBROOG SIGNED LITHOGRAPH
        Dec. 13, 2022

        IDA APPLEBROOG SIGNED LITHOGRAPH

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        IDA APPLEBROOG (American b. 1929 - ) Just Watch and See (diptych) - 1985 Lithograph Pencil signed and dated lower right, editioned 8/40 lower left Sheet size (combined) 43.5 inches x 29.5 inches, contained in a glazed frame overall measuring 46.5 inches x 31.75 inches Provenance Acquired by the present owner directly from VanStraaten Gallery, Chicago, IL and accompanied with a copy of original receipt of purchase dated May 17, 1988 SHIPPING NOTICE: Jackson's is your sole and only source for one stop packing and shipping. With over 50 years of experience, our professional, affordable and efficient in-house shipping department will be happy to provide you a fair and reasonable shipping quote on this lot. Simply email us before the auction for a quick quote: [email protected] or call 1-800-665-6743. Jackson's can expertly pack and ship to meet any of your needs. To ensure quality control Jackson's DOES NOT release to third party shippers.

        Jackson's International
      • Ida Applebroog, I Can't, Set of Four Panels, Ink and Rhoplex on Polyethylene
        Aug. 03, 2022

        Ida Applebroog, I Can't, Set of Four Panels, Ink and Rhoplex on Polyethylene

        Est: $4,500 - $5,500

        Artist: Ida Applebroog, American (1929 - ) Title: I Can't Year: circa 1982 Medium: Set of Four Panels, Ink and Rhoplex on Polyethylene, each signed verso Size: 4.5 x 5 in. (11.43 x 12.7 cm), Each

        RoGallery
      • Ida Applebroog (b. 1929): Dahu (Dog with Splint); and Gulf Western Plaza
        Jun. 02, 2022

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929): Dahu (Dog with Splint); and Gulf Western Plaza

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Etching in colors on wove paper, 2001, and lithograph in colors on Japan, 1987, both signed and dated in pencil, numbered 11/50 and 34/45 respectively. 40 x 26 1/4 in. (sheet), 33 x 23 3/4 in. (sheet), both unframed.  Property from the Estate of Martina Batan

        Stair
      • Ida APPLEBROOG (Née en 1929) - SANS TITRE
        Nov. 26, 2021

        Ida APPLEBROOG (Née en 1929) - SANS TITRE

        Est: €40 - €60

        Ida APPLEBROOG (Née en 1929) SANS TITRE Photographie en couleurs Signée sur le coté gauche 15 x 20 cm - Encadrée A vendre sans prix de réserve

        Cornette de Saint-Cyr
      • IDA APPLEBROOG (B. 1929) Executive Tower, West Plaza Each Image: 26 ½ x 20
        Sep. 15, 2021

        IDA APPLEBROOG (B. 1929) Executive Tower, West Plaza Each Image: 26 ½ x 20

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        IDA APPLEBROOG (B. 1929) Executive Tower, West Plaza Each Image: 26 ½ x 20 ¾ in. (673 x 527 mm.) Each Sheet: 35 ½ x 25 ½ in. (914 x 648 mm.) (3)

        Christie's
      • Ida Applebroog, Chanel Progeny, Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets
        Sep. 17, 2020

        Ida Applebroog, Chanel Progeny, Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Artist: Ida Applebroog, American (1929 - ) Title: Chanel Progeny Year: 2005 Medium: Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets, signed and dated lower right - titled and numbered verso Edition: 8/10 Size: 21.5 x 17 in. (54.61 x 43.18 cm)

        RoGallery
      • Ida Applebroog FATTY, FATTY, TWO BY FOUR Photogravure
        Oct. 22, 2018

        Ida Applebroog FATTY, FATTY, TWO BY FOUR Photogravure

        Est: $900 - $1,200

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) FATTY, FATTY, TWO BY FOUR Photogravure printed in red, 1995, on Okawara paper, signed, dated and numbered 3/50 in pencil, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the full sheet, framed. Sheet 44 3/8 x 25 3/4 inches; 1127 x 654 mm. C 

        Doyle New York
      • Ida Applebroog, Chanel Progeny, Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets
        May. 12, 2018

        Ida Applebroog, Chanel Progeny, Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets

        Est: $1,500 - $1,800

        Artist: Ida Applebroog, American (1929 - ) Title: Chanel Progeny Year: 2005 Medium: Digital Print on Two Conjoined Sheets, signed and dated l.r. - titled and numbered verso Edition: 8/10 Size: 21.5 x 17 in. (54.61 x 43.18 cm)

        RoGallery
      • Applebroog Ida, 1929 (USA) I am Home Helen
        Nov. 20, 2017

        Applebroog Ida, 1929 (USA) I am Home Helen

        Est: CHF1,500 - CHF2,000

        Watercolor and gouache on paper. (Frame).

        Germann Auction House Ltd
      • Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929) "Yes, You Can", 1996
        Jul. 10, 2016

        Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929) "Yes, You Can", 1996

        Est: $300 - $500

        Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929) "Yes, You Can", 1996, photogravure on okawara paper, from an edition of 100, numbered signed and dated. Size: 13.75" x 16.75", 35 x 43 cm (sheet); 17" x 20", 43 x 51 cm (frame). Provenance: Bob Brand and Liz Werthan, Philadelphia.

        Material Culture
      • Ida Applebroog, ‘Chanel Progeny’, Digital Print, 2005
        Jan. 19, 2016

        Ida Applebroog, ‘Chanel Progeny’, Digital Print, 2005

        Est: $200 - $260

        Digital print on handmade paper USA, 2005 Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) – American painter Signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered ‘8/10’ Dimensions: 21 ½ x 17 ¼ in. (54.6 x 43.8 cm.) Very good condition Estimate $600-$800 Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929) Ida Applebroog was born in Bronx, New York and attended the NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1950. She then moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago from 1956 to 1958. Applebroog exhibited her first piece at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY and continued to show there for twenty years. Applebroog has since earned many awards including an honorary doctorate from the New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design and a MacArthur Grant. Her woks can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Condition In overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

        Auctionata US
      • Ida Applebroog, ‘Chanel Progeny’, Digital Print, 2005
        Sep. 24, 2015

        Ida Applebroog, ‘Chanel Progeny’, Digital Print, 2005

        Est: $750 - $1,500

        Digital print on handmade paper USA, 2005 Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) – American painter Signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered ‘8/10’ Dimensions: 21 ½ x 17 ¼ in. (54.6 x 43.8 cm.) Very good condition Estimate $750-$1,500 Ida Applebroog (American, b. 1929) Ida Applebroog was born in Bronx, New York and attended the NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1950. She then moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago from 1956 to 1958. Applebroog exhibited her first piece at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY and continued to show there for twenty years. Applebroog has since earned many awards including an honorary doctorate from the New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design and a MacArthur Grant. Her woks can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Condition In overall good condition. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

        Auctionata US
      • Ida Applebroog, Fancy Shoes, oil and charcoal, 2004
        Nov. 16, 2014

        Ida Applebroog, Fancy Shoes, oil and charcoal, 2004

        Est: $4,400 - $5,500

        Ida Applebroog (AMERICAN, 1929) Fancy Shoes Oil and charcoal on Arches Aquarelle paper in 3 sheets 2002 Signed with the artist's initials and dated in pencil, lower right Dimensions: 53 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches (136 1/2 x 75 1/2 cm) Framed, floating in wood frame In overall good condition, unexamined out of frame Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, with the label on the frame back Contact department for full condition report Ida Applebroog, born in 1929 in the Bronx, has spent the past seventy years exploring issues of gender and political power. Her fragmented portraits, which resemble simple comic-book figures, are instantly recognizable. "Fancy Shoes" shows a woman with lethal high heels and the message is clear - her fashion accessories, meant to enhance her beauty and to beguile the male sex are also powerful weapons. "Fancy Shoes" is featured in the Art 21 public television documentary about Ida Applebroog. The artist is in the collection of every major museum worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is represented by Hauser & Wirth. The piece is in overall good condition. It is initialed and dated in pencil in the lower left corner. The dimensions are 53 ¾ inches by 29 ¾ inches. Ida Applebroog (American, 1929) Ida Applebroog was born in Bronx, New York and attended the NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1950. She then moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago from 1956 to 1958. Applebroog exhibited her first piece at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY and continued to show there for twenty years. Applebroog has since earned many awards including an honorary doctorate from the New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design and a MacArthur Grant. Her woks can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

        Auctionata US
      • Applebroog Ida 1929 USA
        Jun. 05, 2013

        Applebroog Ida 1929 USA

        Est: CHF1,200 - CHF1,600

        Applebroog Ida 1929 USA Couple, 1974 Mixed media with paint and honey on paper. H 190 mm W 150 mm. (Frame). Signed and illegibly dated.

        Germann Auction House Ltd
      • IDA APPLEBROOG
        Apr. 29, 2013

        IDA APPLEBROOG

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Promise I Won't Die? signed, dated `1987' and numbered 22/45 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), co-published by Solo Press and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, in very good condition, framed.

        Phillips
      • IDA APPLEBROOG, I am home Helen, 1985/1986
        Dec. 01, 2012

        IDA APPLEBROOG, I am home Helen, 1985/1986

        Est: €3,000 - €4,000

        Watercolour and gouache on several hand-made papers, mounted together approx. 100 x 76 cm, in plexiglas frame. Reverse titled 'I am home Helen'. - Traces of studio.Provenance: Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich (label verso); Private Collection, Switzerland

        Kunsthaus Lempertz KG
      • Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) "I WILL GO BEFORE THEE AND MAKE THE CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT" ISAIAH 45:2 Color lithograph
        Nov. 01, 2010

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) "I WILL GO BEFORE THEE AND MAKE THE CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT" ISAIAH 45:2 Color lithograph

        Est: $600 - $800

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) "I WILL GO BEFORE THEE AND MAKE THE CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT" ISAIAH 45:2 Color lithograph, 1989, signed, dated and numbered 50/81 in pencil, published by The Jewish Museum, New York, in apparently good condition, will full margins, framed (unexamined out of the frame). 16 1/4 x 30 inches; 413 x 762 mm. Sheet 21 x 37 inches; 533 x 940 mm.

        Doyle New York
      • Ida Applebroog (AMERICAN, b. 1929)
        Jan. 12, 2010

        Ida Applebroog (AMERICAN, b. 1929)

        Est: $15,000 - $20,000

        Ida Applebroog (AMERICAN, b. 1929) Marginalia (measure feet #2) signed with initials and dated 'IA '91' (lower right) oil on canvas, six canvases framed together and two canvases framed together one 49 x 17¼ x 4¾ in. (124.4 x 43.8 x 12.1 cm.); the other 15 x 17¼ x 4¾ in. (38.1 x 43.8 x 12.1 cm.) Executed in 1991.

        Christie's
      • APPLEBROOG, IDA (American, b.1929).
        Dec. 15, 2009

        APPLEBROOG, IDA (American, b.1929).

        Est: -

        A Christmas Carol. By Charles Dickens. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1993. Illustrated from polymer plates, including some full-page prints in colors. Letterpress printing in colors. Oblong folio (254 x 330 mm). Publisher's green cloth with red paper label; slipcase. One of 200 numbered copies for sale. 150th anniversary edition. Signed by the artist in the colophon. Prospectus laid in.

        Bonhams
      • Just Watch and See (diptych), 1985
        Nov. 15, 2009

        Just Watch and See (diptych), 1985

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Just Watch and See (diptych), 1985 Two lithographs, on Arches paper, the full sheets, both S. 22 x 29 3/8 in. (55.9 x 74.6 cm)  one signed, dated `1985' and numbered 7/40 in pencil (there were also 24 various proofs), published by Strother/Elwood Art Editions, New York, occasional soft handling creases and minor soiling, otherwise both in very good condition, both framed.

        Phillips
      • Ida Applebroog (b. 1929)
        Jan. 12, 2009

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) Untitled (Cigarette Stub) signed and dated 'APPLEBROOG 1995' (lower right) ink and Rhoplex on vellum 14¾ x 17¾ in. (37.5 x 45.1 cm.) Drawn in 1995.

        Christie's
      • Executive Tower Suite, 1982
        Nov. 23, 2008

        Executive Tower Suite, 1982

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Executive Tower Suite, 1982 The set of three aquatints in colors, on wove paper, all with full margins, all I. 26 5/8 x 20 3/4 in. (67.6 x 52.7 cm) all S. 35 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (90.8 x 64.8 cm)  all signed, dated and numbered 9/30 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, all with varying degrees of dark blue moisture staining at the lower corners and sheet edge, one with a very small stain in the lower right margin (near the signature), otherwise all in very good condition, all framed.

        Phillips
      • Untitled (Knife)
        Apr. 01, 2008

        Untitled (Knife)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Ida Applebroog (B. 1929) Untitled (Knife) signed and dated 'APPLEBROOG 1995' (lower right) ink and Rhoplex on vellum 15 x 17½ in. (38.1 x 44.5 cm.) Drawn in 1995.

        Christie's
      • Untitled (Cigarette Stub)
        Apr. 01, 2008

        Untitled (Cigarette Stub)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) Untitled (Cigarette Stub) signed and dated 'APPLEBROOG 1995' (lower right) ink and Rhoplex on vellum 14¾ x 17¾ in. (37.5 x 45.1 cm.) Drawn in 1995.

        Christie's
      • IDA APPLEBROOG (B. 1929)
        Feb. 12, 2004

        IDA APPLEBROOG (B. 1929)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        American Medical Association linocut in black and white, 1985, on two sheets of Japon, signed and dated in pencil, both inscribed 'I' and numbered 13/20, published by Strother/Elwood Art Editions, both with full margins, in excellent condition overall B. 28 9/16 x 41 3/4 in. (724 x 1060 mm.) overall S. 29 3/4 x 42 1/16 in. (755 x 1067 mm.) (2)

        Christie's
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