Karel Appel

Dutch (1921 - 2006)

Karel Appel was a Dutch painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Karel Appel's estimated art value is C$100,000 (*)

Karel Appel's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$10,000 - C$500,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Karel Appel (1921-2006) was C$289,249 - paid for "Untitled" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Nov 21, 2018.
ArtValue.ca has 71 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$10,000 to C$500,000.

Karel Appel was the most prominent Dutch member of the post-World War II group of abstract artists who took the name CoBrA, which was active largely in Paris from 1948 through the early 1950s. Jean Dubuffet from France and Asger Jorn from Denmark were other prominent members. The memorable name is simply an acronym of the first letters of their native cities: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. With his CoBrA peers, Appel sought a liberatory art, one no longer suppressed by the extreme censorship and persecution of mid-twentieth-century European fascism. The fetters of World War II and earlier art in the European tradition were to be broken; instead, CoBrA artists sought authenticity and direct expression in the aesthetic creations of children and what were then seen as “primitive” peoples’ art and crafts. A 1949 issue of the journal Cobra, for example, was devoted to folk art.

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