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Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)

Lot 14: KAREL APPEL | Tigerbird

Sotheby's

October 20, 2018
Paris, France

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Description

oil on canvas

Dimensions

115 x 146,5 cm; 45 1/4 x 57 11/16 in.

Medium

oil on canvas

Condition Report

The colours are fairly accurate in the printed catalogue illustration.There are some hairline cracks to the surface visible under close inspection only. The edges present wear marks some of which have resulted in tiny cracks. A minor loss is located at the extremity of the lower right edge. Under Violet light inspection there are few carefully restored areas that fluoresce.
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Exhibited

New York, Martha Jackson Gallery,  First American Exhibition, 6 - 31 December 1954; catalogue, no. 3 
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center,  School of Paris 1959: The Internationals, 5 April -17 May 1959; catalogue, p.19 & 48, no. 3 
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam,   Appel, 25 June - 30 August, 1965; catalogue, no. 29
Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux-Arts,  Appel, 16 September – 6 October 1965; catalogue, no. 14
Bochum, Städtische Kunstgalerie Bochum,  Karel Appel. Gemälde, 31 October - 5 December 1965; catalogue, no. 18
Copenhagen, Charlottenborg-Udstillingen,  Karel Appel, 11 - 26 December 1965; catalogue, no. 22
Stockholm, Moderna Museet,  Karel Appel. Paintings 1947-65, 26 February - 27 March 1966; catalogue, no. 17

Literature

Ragon, Michel, Karel Appel Peinture 1937-57., 1988, Paris, p. 400, no. 706 (illustrated)

Provenance

Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Galerie Cazeau-Béraudière, Paris
Private collection, Netherlands
Sale: Van Ham, Köln, Modern Kunst und Zeitgenössische Kunst, 30 November 2016, lot 103 
Private Collection
Natalie Seroussi, Paris

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