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.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘