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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Karel Appel Foundation has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
    Appel puts on a series of fantastic masks, reminding us or the constantly shifting borderline between the hilarious and the serious. The world of play is inseparable from the world of affairs, and Appel’s world of play erases the border between child and adult. (M. McLuhan, Karel Appel: Works on Paper, Abbeville Press, New York, 1980, p. 9)


Portrait of Nina Abrams


Oil on canvas.

27 7/8 x 16 in. (70.8 x 40.6 cm).

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $18,750

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York