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Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)
PAYSAGE HUMAINE, 1959
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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12
Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)
PAYSAGE HUMAINE, 1959
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)
PAYSAGE HUMAINE, 1959
pastel and acrylic on paper; signed and dated '59'; titled, dated '59' and inscribed on the reverse
Sheet: 22 by 30 in. (55.9 by 76.2 cm.); Framed: 30 7/8 by 38 1/2 in. (78.4 by 97.8 cm.)
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Provenance

Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 1973

Exhibited

São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, '5th Biennial of São Paulo,' September - December 1959, cat no. 12

Catalogue Note

Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel was one of the founding figures of CoBrA, a collective of artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam who, in the wake of World War II, rejected the notions of geometric abstraction and surrealism in pursuit of pure expression. Appel and CoBrA sought to emulate child-like spontaneity and movement in their work, ignoring the principals and order of modern art of the time. Through the use of heavily applied primary colors, stark contrast, and vibrant expression, Appel and CoBrA became accredited with rejuvenating Dutch art in the postwar period.

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