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Animals were among Karel Appel’s most beloved subject matter, and the CoBrA artist depicted birds, dogs, snakes, caterpillars, fish, crocodiles, and elephants throughout his career. His favorite animals to paint were cats, which the artist vivaciously portrayed through wide, multi-hued brushstrokes that transformed …

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Aventura

Original painting. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be considered.

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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.

High auction record
€841.0k, Christie's, 2012
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Karel Appel: Out of NatureBlum & Poe
2016
Karel Appel: A Gesture of ColorPhillips Collection
2015
Karel AppelCentre Pompidou
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THE GREEN CAT, 1978

OIL ON CANVAS
48 × 60 in
121.9 × 152.4 cm
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$150,000
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Animals were among Karel Appel’s most beloved subject matter, and the CoBrA artist depicted birds, …

GA
Gallery Art
Aventura

Original painting. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included. All …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Price ranges of paintings by Karel Appel
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$150,000–$157,500
This work
$97,500+
This work
$0
$105,000+

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.

High auction record
€841.0k, Christie's, 2012
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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