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The blue cat - Karel Appel (1921-2006)
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Ref : 71308
34 000 €
Period :
20th century
Artist :
Karel Appel (1921-2006)
Provenance :
Netherlands
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 17.99 inch X H. 14.17 inch
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The blue cat - Karel Appel (1921-2006)

Karel Appel
Dutch painter
Amsterdam 1921 – 2006 Zurich
Portrait of a cat, the blue cat
Oil on canvas : 36,0 X 45,7 cm
Signed bottom right “appel”
Dated on the stretcher “1981”
Frame : 57,4 X 66,9 cm

Provenance : Christie’s Amsterdam, 2/12/08, Twentieth Century Art,
lot 152

CoBrA stood for a spontaneous, happy, unskilled approach of reality,
it was colourful and wild, irrational, unconventional and therefore opposed against against academism. Although the movement officially only lasted for three years until 1951 Appel and most of
the other members continued painting by this philosophy in an abstract expressionist way.

Our cat dates from 1981. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Appel painted several of these marvellously expressive cats; in 1978 he also published a series of 17 colour lithographs with cats: house cat, devil cat, walking cat, sunshine cat, etc.

Jean Moust

CATALOGUE

20th Century Oil Painting