Highlights from The Armory Show 2013
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Signature: signed and dated 'appel 75' lower right
Guy Pieters Gallery, Belgium
Acquired from the above by the present owner
A founder of the CoBrA association of painters, Karel Appel rendered expressionist canvases with vibrant color, violent brushwork, and thick application of impasto paint. The artist derived much inspiration from primitive art and children’s drawings, and was influenced by contemporaries such as Jean Dubuffet, the major exponent of Art Brut. Though Appel is primarily known for his paintings that combine elements of both figuration and of abstraction, the artist also experimented with relief paintings, sculpture, and design.
Dutch, 1921-2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands, based in Paris, France