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Karel Appel artwork • painting • previously for sale Owl

Appel C.K.  | Christiaan 'Karel' Appel, Owl, oil on canvas 54.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the stretcher 1966

Karel Appel

Owl
oil on canvas 54.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the stretcher 1966

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1966, inv.nr. 10537; Makler Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Verenigde Staten, 1966, inv.nr. 7879; Galerie Semiha Huber, Zürich, Zwitserland, 1966; part. bezit Groot-Brittannië.
Exhibited: New York, Martha Jackson Gallery, 'Personnage Paintings 1965-66', 1967.

Karel Appel was one of the leading figures of the post-war Cobra movement (1948-1951). His work typically represents the ideals of this group of artists whose pictures express rebellion against the constraints of traditional painting. In his Cobra period Appel painted fantasy creatures and figures, but after 1951 he painted more vehemently, so that line and form merged into a turbulent, expressive impasto.


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