Karel Appel (1921-2006)
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KAREL APPEL (1921-2006)


KAREL APPEL (1921-2006)
signed and dated 'appel 1960' (lower left); signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Personnage 1960 martha Jackson New York appel' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
51 ¼ x 38 ¼in. (130.2 x 91.5cm.)
Painted in 1960
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
Gallery Moos, Toronto.
Michael Schwabacher, Zurich.
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1961).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 10 November 2010, lot 253.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, Karel Appel: Paintings 1955-1960, 1960.
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This work is registered in the Archive of the Karel Appel Foundation

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‘A painting is no longer a construction of colours and lines, but an animal, a night, a scream, a human being and one and indivisible’
–Karel Appel

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