"Emetic Fields" (1989)

"Emetic Fields," 1989
Oil on canvas, 8 panels, 102 x 204 1/2 inches overall
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Photo by Jennifer Kotter
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

"I love Queen Elizabeth...Here’s this woman called 'Queen'- she gives that little wave- and she has no power whatsoever. In 'Emetic Fields,' there is the figure of Queen Elizabeth and there is the figure of a surgeon. And that all goes back to my own sense of how power works. Queen Elizabeth, to me, is the epitome of how power works. Not too well."

- Ida Applebroog

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