1921 - 2006
LE PORTEUR DE TÊTE
signed; signed and titled on the stretcher
oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm ; 51 3/16 x 38 1/16 in.
Executed in 1954.
This work is registered in the archives of the Karel Appel Foundation.
Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague
Private Collection, Leiden
Sotheby's London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, 24 June 2004, lot 212
Acquired during the above sale by the present owner
The Hague, Galerie Nova Spectra, Appel, December 1963 - January 1964
Michel Ragon, Karel Appel, The Early Years 1937-1957, Paris 1988, p. 407, no. 711, illustrated in colour
Peter Berger, Karel Appel, Venlo 1977, p.36, illustrated