Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921 – 2006)
Blue Boy, late 20th century
Color lithograph on paper
Signed to the lower right
Artist’s proof, marked “AP” to the lower left
Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, poet, and sculptor known for his avant-garde work. Karel was part of an artist group formed in 1948 called Cobra, whose members strove to break away from current art movements and pursue more experimental work. Appel lived and worked in Amsterdam, Paris, Brazil, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Florence, and New York, and his prolific work is included in many important collections such as the Tate Modern Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
- fade to ink color; minor debris under glass including near right leg of figure; frame bowed to right; discoloration to lower edge of frame with chips to the lower corners; abrasions and nicks throughout frame.
- measures frame; sheet measures 21.0" W x 29.0" H.