29 June 2000
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Karel Appel (b. 1921)
Personnage et oiseau
signed and dated 'K. Appel 56' (lower right)
oil on burlap
51½ x 30¼in. (130.9 x 76.8cm.)
Painted in 1956
Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne.
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Cologne, Galerie Änne Abels, Karel Appel, August-September 1958, no. 13.
London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Karel Appel, 1957, no. 19.
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