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Karel Appel Furniture

Dutch, 1921-2006
Karel Appel was a founding member of COBRA, an art movement originating in Germany that strived to replicate and invoke the child’s approach to art. Within this movement he created abstracted and simplified figures, often monsters and fractured depictions of people.
(Biography provided by Rafael Gallery)
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Creator: Karel Appel
Karen Appel (Dutch, b. 1921-d. 2006) Abstract Signed E/A 1950 Lithograph.
By Karel Appel
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Karel Appel abstract lithograph, épreuve d'artiste, or E/A artist proof dated 1950. A rare 9/24 rendition of an abstract work by Appel in browns, greys, purples, blacks and gol...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Karel Appel Plate with Moustache Signed Contemporary Found Object Sculpture
By Karel Appel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A fascinating found objects titled "Plate with Moustache" assemblage sculpture with original hand-painted details in acrylic by Karel Appel. Hand signed and dated 1977. The sculpture is comprised of everyday objects – a laundry soap bottle...
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1970s Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Ceramic

Vintage Karel Appel "London Arts Gallery" Exhibition Print
By Karel Appel
Located in San Carlos, CA
Gorgeous lithograph after Karel Appel for an exhibition in the London Arts Gallery circa 1969. This print is marked "Arte Paris" in lower margins' This lithograph is in great condit...
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1960s Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Other

Karel Appel - An American Portrait 1776 - 1976
By Karel Appel
Located in MAASTRICHT, LI
Product Description: This print by Karel Appel was designed for the 200 years birthday of the United States. The print has been made by Mourlot in Paris. Looking at this painting ma...
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1970s French Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

1969 Karel Appel Signed Lithograph Advertisement Print
By Karel Appel
Located in San Carlos, CA
Gorgeous Karel Appel lithograph advertising a 1969 exhibition of Karel Appel Lithographs in Brussels, Belgium. This lithograph is signed in pencil by ...
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1960s Belgian Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Other

Karel Appel Floating Family Signed Ceramic Stone Hanging Wall Sculpture HC 1976
By Karel Appel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A whimsical hand-painted multiple stone sculpture titled "Floating Family" by Karel Appel. Hand signed in red acrylic and dated 1976 on the bottom right with a H.C. annotation on the...
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1970s Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Ceramic

'Appel Palm Springs Desert Museum' Original Art Exhibition Poster, 1977
By Karel Appel
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, whose figurative abstractions incorporated colour and a child-like sensibility. ARTIST Appel YEAR 1977 CONDITION Excellent DIMENSIONS 80 x 51...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper, Linen

Polychrome Acquatint Plate IV from Five Night Faces in Broadway by Karel Appel
By Karel Appel
Located in Montreal, QC
Polychrome Acquatint and Carborundum Untitled (Plate IV from Five Night Faces in Broadway) by Karel Appel Signed: "Appel 75 E.A." for Artist Proof N...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

Karel (Karl) Appel Signed Artist's Proof Gallery Framed Lithograph 'Untitled'
By Karel Appel
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This lithograph was done by the well known Karel or Karl Appel of the Netherlands in 1973 in his Modernist style. The print is done in vivid colors and is pencil marked "EH" on the b...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Karel Appel Furniture

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Chrome

Karel Appel Abstract Original Color Lithograph, 1969
By Karel Appel
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original Abstract Color lithograph by Dutch artist Karel Appel (1921-2006). Created 1969. Edition size is 53 of 200. The work is signed in pencil lower right. The image size is: 25...
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1960s Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

Karel Appel Hors D’commerce "Dancing in the Spring" Signed Lithograph circa 1970
By Karel Appel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lithograph titled "Dancing in the Spring" pencil signed by Karel Appel 1970, H.C, in brushed aluminum and glass frame. Karel Appel is one of the founding members of the CoBrA movemen...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

1960s Karel Appel Colorful Rhino and Monkey Framed Lithograph
By Karel Appel
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Vintage 1960s Karel Appel rhino and monkey framed serigraph. The bold artist made his plate signature part of the image. The layering of inks can be seen...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Karel Appel Furniture

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Chrome

Karel Appel Horse Animal Figure Signed Modern Lithograph 1971 Framed 63/100
By Karel Appel
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A marvelous modern lithograph on paper depicting an abstracted horse or donkey animal figure by Karel Appel. Hand signed in pencil on the bottom right with an annotation of 63/100 on...
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1970s Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

Karel Appel Abstract Lithograph
By Karel Appel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a wonderful colorful abstract lithograph number 6 of 175 and signed at right side probably done in 1980s.
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1970s American Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Other

Karel Appel, Faces, Screen Print, Framed
By Karel Appel
Located in Leuven , BE
Lively screen print from 1974 by Artist Karel Appel (1921-2006): expressive and bold composition and colors. Pencil signed: 'Appel' and '74'. Dimensions are 75 x 55 cm. In 1956 Ap...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

Pair of Karel Appel Curtains, 1963, Documented at Stedelijk Musem
By Karel Appel
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Super rare and impressive pair of large cotton ''gordijnstof' curtains, designed in 1963 by world renowned Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel (1921-2006) for the textile company Hermann Hartman & Co of Amsterdam. This extremely rare, original repeat print textile is documented in the Stedelijk museum's textile collection under object nubmer KNA 1998, please see image 2. Each curtain measures 56.7" X 83.85" (144cm X 213cm). 'Gordijnstof' translates as "curtain fabric" confirming that this textile was originally designed by Appel specifically for use as curtains however being of such an impressive dimension these examples could equally be used as wall hangings ,as photographed, or mounted on both sides of a screen or mounted and framed as an art work in its own right , a practice which is becoming increasingly commonplace as high end textile designs by important artists are becoming increasingly valued , appreciated and sought after in the marketplace. Appel's paintings and sculptures can be found in the collections of some of the world's most prominent museums including the Museum of Modern art in New York and Tate Modern ,London. Each curtain is of a very impressive scale with each measuring 56.7 " (144 cm) X 83.85" (213cm). The curtains are signed on the banding KUNSTENAAR DESSIN ONTWERP Karel Appel, HARTMAN PRINT, AMSTERDAM. Another of Appel's designs for Hermann Hartman,Amsterdam can be found in the collection of the national textile museum in Holland. Please see image 9. Even a small sample of this 1963 textile in good condition would be hard to find today but to find two large scale Appel curtains intact and in beautiful unfaded condition with no staining or fraying must be next to unique today. This is a very rare find and certainly a unique opportunity. Image 10 shows Karel Appel in his atelier in New York in 1966. Provenance: These curtains come from the private collection of a retired Professor from Oxford,UK. Biography: Karel Appel was an Expressionist Dutch painter. He was a member of the famous Cobra, the European group of the late 1940s to early 1950s, which promoted spontaneous expressionism and abstract features in painting. Appel's paintings incorporate applications of vibrant, violent colors often possessing a primal, childlike quality or a schizophrenic innocence. Later in life, Appel turned to creating figurative sculptures. Examples of his work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, and other collections. Expressionist painter Karel Appel made a name for himself in the world of painting by creating a majestic collection of highly distinguishable work for which he became internationally renowned. From the start, art curators could not ignore Appel's work, which has been exhibited at major museums around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Manhattan-based Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Tate Gallery in London. Though Appel is widely recognized as one of the best-known Dutch Expressionist painters of all time, he was also a passionate printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist. Karel Appel’s childhood and early life Christiaan Karel Appel was born on April 25, 1921, in his parents’ house at 7 Dapperstraat, Amsterdam. His father, Jan Appel, owned a barbershop. His mother, born Johanna Chevalier, was a descendant of French Huguenots. Karel Appel had three brothers. He studied art from 1940 to 1943 at the Rejksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts during the German occupation and befriended young painter Corneille and, some years later, Constant. His parents opposed his choice to become an artist, leading him to leave home. This was also necessary to hide himself from the German police so that he would not be picked up and sent to Germany to work in the weapon industry. Appel produced his first real painting on canvas, which was a still life of a fruit basket at the age of fourteen. On his fifteenth birthday, his wealthy uncle Karel Chevalier gave him a paint set and an easel and some lessons on painting. Career. In 1946, his first solo show was held in Groningen, Netherlands. He also participated in the Jonge Schilders exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam nd created a buzz in the art world, as it generated a huge scandal and many objections in the press and public. About this time, Appel was influenced first by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, then by the French brute-art artist Jean Dubuffet. In 1947, he started sculpting with various used materials and painted them in bright colors such as white, red, yellow, blue and black. Karel Appel became the member of Nederlandse Experimentele Group in Holland along with the young Dutch painters Anton Rooskens...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Cotton

Karl Appel, Lithograph, "Two Figures"
By Karel Appel
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Signed color litho by Karl Appel, edition 54/80. Arches paper size 22" X 30". Welded stainless steel frame 24 1/4" H X 32 1/4" L.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

Karrel Appel Signed Lithograph
By Karel Appel
Located in Westport, CT
Karrel Appel Signed and numbered 49/100 dated 1971 Lithograph B.1921.d2006 was a dutch painter sculpture,founder of Avant-Garde movement,this picture is matted and framed.
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

Karel Appel Color Lithograph on Paper
By Karel Appel
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Karel Appel color lithograph on paper, artist proof, female figure. Image size, 20" W x 28" H.
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1960s Dutch Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

Karl Appel Color Lithograph on Paper
By Karel Appel
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Karl Appel color lithograph on paper. Two figures, edition 56/90. Image size: 15" H x 21" W.
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20th Century Dutch Karel Appel Furniture

Karel Appel - Original Serigraph, Limited #92of125, signed (37x30In.) Plexiglass
By Karel Appel
Located in Firenze, FI
Artist: Karel Appel Pencil signed lower right corner Edition: Pencil #92/125 lower left Description: Depicting and abstracted creature in bold, overlapping hues. Great vivid colo...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Karel Appel Furniture

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Other

Karel Appel, NL, 1921-2006, Biomorphics, W/C
By Karel Appel
Located in NYC, NY
Karel Appel, Dutch, 1921-2006, biomorphic figures, watercolor and graphite, circa 1971. Provenance: painted for and personally given to the superintendent of Appel's apartment buildi...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Karel Appel Furniture

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Paper

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Karel Appel, Fish Dinner, Lithograph, 1966
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