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December 0106, 2018
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LOT 893

Lot 893

Karel Appel (1921-2006)

Karel Appel (1921-2006)
Lot 893 Details
Karel Appel (1921-2006), Dutch


Hand-painted wood multiple construction; signed “Appel” in red paint lower left, numbered 31/50 in red paint verso, signed with lower case initials “ep” of the publisher (Editions Press) with copyright in red paint verso, also titled and numbered 31/50 to the publisher’s signed certificate of authenticity and justification label numbered “#353” affixed to the verso.

Published by Editions Press of San Francisco in a total edition of 65 including: 50 Arabic numbered sculptures numbered 1/50-50/50;
7 Artist’s Proofs; 7 H.C. Proofs and I Museum Proof
17.75 x 24.75 in — 45.1 x 62.9 cm

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $5,700
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Karel Appel (1921-2006)
  • Karel Appel (1921-2006)

The justification affixed to the verso identifies the eight colours Appel used in these original sculptures.


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LOT 893

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