Last Bird, 2017
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Photogravure printed on Gampi chine collé and Somerset textured white papers

30.00 x 38.98 in

76.2 x 99.0 cm

Edition of 30

This work is signed and numbered recto.

PRICE: $2,210

    About The Work

    Ida Applebroog's edition for the Whitechapel Gallery, relates to a painting made by the artist in the ‘80s, depicting a solitary bird in a landscape. Entitled Last Bird this photogravure etching will form part of a completely new body of work by the artist, Angry Birds of America.  

    Angry Birds of America revisits John James Audubon’s famous series Birds of America. The 19th century American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, Audubon was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations and prints that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.

    A life-time admirer of Audubon, Applebroog refers to a moment of realisation that these are actually depictions of dead birds, a fact which fascinated and angered the artist. Audubon would first shoot and kill every bird he painted and arrange into lifelike poses, propping up his intricate compositions using wires and splints.

    Last Bird, 2017 is created as a photogravure etching with chine-collé; a collage technique used to press one delicate paper onto another. Printmaking has formed an integral part of Applebroog's practice for over five decades and we are delighted to be able to offer this work, which has been generously donated by the artist.

    This edition was published to accompany Ida Applebroog's work featured in the ISelf Collection displays at Whitechapel Gallery 2017, which explored the concept of self.

    Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

    About Ida Applebroog

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