"I'm back on the pill" (1986)

"I'm back on the pill," 1986
Oil on canvas: 14 x 66 inches
Photo by Jennifer Kotter
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

"It’s just really bizarre- because I know what I’ve done and I know they’re exact, though of course my hand is not exact, but they see actual gestures and they see actual changes in the expression which I never put there. And that’s not the reason why I use repetition. It’s just because it’s a performance, and it’s my way of animating one image, from one image to the next without the image actually changing."
- Ida Applebroog