ARTmonday: Polly Apfelbaum

I learned of Polly Apfelbaum when I saw her work hanging in interior designer Amanda Nisbet‘s daughter’s pink bedroom. I promptly Googled (thankfully the mag supplied the credit) and was rewarded. I LOVE Polly Apfelbaum.  Her work reminds me a bit of another favorite of mine, Beatriz Milhazes. Turns out that fine art publisher Durham Press creates prints of both women’s work. Seeing how MOMA owns Apfelbaum’s work, a print is about as close as I’ll get to ever owning one.

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Blossom, 2000
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Collection, MOMA, NYC

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Bloomings II, 2005.
Ink on silk/rayon velvet
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

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Funkytown (detail), 2005-09
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Group Show: “Painting and its Environs” , Palacio de Sastago, Zaragoza Spain

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Love Park V, 2006
Unique multi color woodblock monoprint on Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick
Frith Street Gallery, London

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Dogwood Park 4, 2009
monoprint on Hiromi handmade Kozo triple thick paper, published by Durham Press
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

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Rainbow Park I, 2006
Unique multi color woodblock monoprint on Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick Paper
Frith Street Gallery, London

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Color Field Notes – Orange, 2009
One of Eight Woodblock Prints in Color Field Notes
Paper: Osamu Triple Thick Edition: 43
Durham Press

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For Alice, 2003
Paint and Glitter on Building
The 2nd Valencia Beinnial, “The Ideal City”, Valencia, Spain

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Spooky Love #4, 2003
Large format Polaroid
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica

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Today I Love Everybody, 2004
Dye, Synthetic Velvet
Group Show: “Optima” The Ballroom, Marfa, Texas

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Las Vegas Room (detail), 2009
Synthetic Sequined Fabric
Solo Show: “Anything Can Happen In A Horse Race” Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

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Wallflowers (Purity), 1990
Wire, paper, glitter, tacks, pencil
Galerie Nachst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna, Austria

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Wave Park
Durham Press

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Little Dogwood 33, 2009
Multi-color Woodblock Monoprint
Paper: Hiromi Handmade DHM-11 Triple Thick
Durham Press

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Inked blocks for a Polly Apfelbaum print at Durham Press


A Polly Apfelbaum Dogwood print in the press at Durham Press

Durham Press’ blog has a lot of cool images and info on Apfelbaum, Milhazes and other artists.

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3 Responses to ARTmonday: Polly Apfelbaum

  1. very nice work, i love them all.

  2. Carol

    Hi. I have a Polly Apfelbaum work that was donated to my daughter’s high school. The work is to be sold for the scholarship fund which benefits students who would otherwise be unable to attend the school. It is a large format polaroid titled Funky Special and valued at $5,000. Interested prospective buyers can comment here and I will follow up with an email including more details.

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