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Sweet Smell of Sage Enters the Room

Ida Applebroog

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

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Ida Applebroog’s work addresses gender politics and women’s sexuality in the sphere of the traditional nuclear family home. Designed like a comic strip, Sweet Smell of Sage Enters the Room depicts the monotonous terror of persistent domestic abuse and engages viewers as spectators observing something that would normally take place behind closed doors.
MEDIUM Ink on vellum paper coated with Rhoplex
DATES 1979
DIMENSIONS image (each print): 11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm) frame: 17 x 68 in. (43.2 x 172.7 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Monique Knowlton, New York
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 6 individual prints framed as one work
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Ida Applebroog (American, 1929–2023). Sweet Smell of Sage Enters the Room, 1979. Ink on vellum paper coated with Rhoplex, image (each print): 11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Monique Knowlton, New York, 2005.72a-f. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Emily Poole; courtesy of Ida Applebroog and Hauser & Wirth, New York, CUR_2005.72c-e_Emily_Poole_photograph.jpg)
IMAGE detail, CUR_2005.72c-e_Emily_Poole_photograph.jpg. Emily Poole photograph; courtesy of Ida Applebroog and Hauser & Wirth, New York, 2008
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