Highlights from The Armory Show 2013
Condition Report: No visible condition issues. Not examined out of frame.
Signature: Signed, numbered and dated in pencil in lower margin with blindstamp
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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