Color lithograph by famed Dutch artist Karel Appel (1921-2006) depicts an abstracted scene in tones of flesh pinks, reds, and blues and enveloped by black line work and wash. Appel’s postmodernist sensibility to this work creates a brutally beautiful piece of art to add to the collection. Titled “Heads Everywhere”, this lithograph was originally purchased on Broad Street at the Columbus branch of the Pace Gallery in the 1960s-1970s. Dated to 1958, this lithograph is framed in black and signed and numbered in pencil by Appel at the bottom of the print.
About the Artist:
Karel Appel was born in 1921 in the Netherlands, completing his first painting at the age of fourteen and eventually studying at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Appel had his first show in 1946 and joined CoBrA in 1948; a movement named by the Belgian poet Christian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home countries' capital cities: Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam. Appel’s work displayed spontaneous picture language and childish techniques to conjure fascinating images. His 1949 fresco 'Questioning Children' was placed in Amsterdam City Hall and caused controversy for this reason, causing the work to be covered up for ten years. Appel became the most famous of the CoBrA artists, with shows extending to the United States and portraits of jazz greats Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie becoming subject matter. Appel suffered from a heart ailment and died in 2006 at his home in Zurich, Switzerland.
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