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Name Appel, Karel
Other names Appel, Christiaan Karel
Christiaan Karel Appel
Appel, C. K.
Apel, Karel
Life Dates 1921–2006
Born: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: Zurich, Switzerland
Nationality Dutch
Geographic location(s) active in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York
Occupation painter
sculptor
designer
printmaker
writer
Notes Karel Appel executed two free standing paintings for Tweede Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum, The Hague, in 1949-1956. His collaborators on the project were J.J.P. Oud and Wessel Couzijn. In 1948 he co-founded the Cobra movement in Paris.
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.3

Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.3

"Resting Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.4

"Walking Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.5

"Cat in the Night," from the "Cats" Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.6

"Sad Cat," from the "Cats" Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner. Label from The Collector's Eye (2014): Sad Cat, 1978 Karel Appel (1921–2006), Dutch Color lithograph Gift of Howard Weissman, 1979.10.1.6 Karel Appel helped to found CoBrA, an artistic move-ment that embraced complete freedom of color and f

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.7

"Smiling Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.8

"Green Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.9

"Pink Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.10

"Luminous Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.11

"Stalking Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.12

"Devil Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.13

"House Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.14

"Frightened Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.15

"Fighting Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.16

"Blue Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.17

"About a Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.18

"Innocent Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Art-2D Collection - 1979.10.1.19

"Sunshine Cat," from the Cats Suite, 1978, color lithograph by Karel Appel. Part of a set of dealer's proofs in an edition of 15, and probably pulled before the edition of 125. In pencil on the bottom left of the prints is written the dealer's proof number (H.C. XIII/XV), with the dealer's inventory number (148.904) on the bottom right rear corner. All the prints are signed "Appel" in pencil below the image, in the bottom right hand corner.