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Polly Apfelbaum, Tough Love

Red linear floral shapes of various sizes fill the pictorial field, creating a pattern within a shallow space, edition of 95 Tamarind Collectors Club Publication 27

Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum (born 1955 in Abington, Pennsylvania) Apfelbaum studied painting and printmaking at the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania, receiving a B.F.A. in 1978. She moved to New York City, where she was inspired by installation art and worked to find a middle ground between sculpture and her two-dimensional training. She was influenced by artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Jackson Pollock, but Apfelbaum’s style incorporates energy, playfulness, and wit, as well as her love of popular culture and affirmative view of femininity. The prolific artist has mounted nearly 60 solo exhibitions worldwide and has participated in hundreds of group exhibitions. She has received awards and grants from organizations including Anonymous Was a Woman, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Tough Love, 2007
Color lithograph on machine made Okawara,
Overall: 18 x 22 1/2 in. (45.7 x 57.2 cm) sheet: 18 × 22 5/8 in. (45.7 × 57.5 cm)
Anonymous Gift