Karel Appel - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in 1961)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Donald Kuspit, Karel Appel: Sculpture A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1994, p. 155 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The true artist has no style. Style is an exterior decorative element. The true artist as servant of his matter, transcends it with an absolute freedom."
    Karel Appel

142

L'Oiseau barbare (Barbaric Bird I)

acrylic on olive tree stump
25 x 42 x 16 in. (63.5 x 106.7 x 40.6 cm.)
Executed in 1960, this work is unique.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $40,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261
[email protected]

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017