Highlights from The Armory Show 2013
Signature: Signed in black paint on the front and annotated 'HC' in red paint on the underside (an hors commerce, the edition was 50 and 7 artist's proofs)
Publisher: Editions Press, San Francisco (with their signed Certificate on the underside).
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