Karel Appel, ‘Untitled’, 1970, Wright

Sheet measures: 33 h x 24.5 w inches

This work is number 80 from the edition of 100.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated to lower margin '80/100 Appel 1970'.

Private Collection, Detroit

About Karel Appel

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