Ida Applebroog: Angry Birds of America
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New York artist Ida Applebroog began making her Angry Birds series as a result of an effort to draw birds nestling in trees. Quickly realising that scientific ornithological draftsmen work from dead models, she and her studio began producing their own models in plaster and paint. This title also presents the series Mercy Hospital, which she executed during her stay in a psychiatric clinic during 1969–70. The artist states of this work, "I started calling them Angry Birds of America. It was just something that stuck in my head. And then I realized I was in the middle of the Trump era. There was a lot of anger, not just me, but all over America. My feeling was, whatever I was doing, it had to do with angry, dead birds. For whatever it's worth, I feel like I'm living in a world where we're all very, very angry."
ISBN 9783903269712. Verlag für moderne Kunst.