Karel Appel Plate with Moustache Signed Contemporary Found Object Sculpture

Sale price$7,500.00


A fascinating found objects titled "Plate with Moustache" assemblage sculpture with original hand-painted details in acrylic by Karel Appel. Hand signed and dated 1977. The sculpture is comprised of everyday objects – a laundry soap bottle, a feather duster, and a paper plate. The artist assembled them in a unique way to create a mask-like depiction that has a primitive or tribal effect. A dynamic artwork perfect for a modern or postmodern aesthetic. From a private collection. Dimensions: 17.5”h x 8”d 10”w / 20.5”h x 13”w x 13”d (box). In very good vintage condition. Appel (1921-2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He was a leading member of the CoBrA group of artists which was active in the 1940s and 1950s. CoBrA, was a European avant-garde art group active from 1948 to 1951. The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home countries' capital cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A). Appel's work is characterized by its use of bright colors and expressive brushwork. His work can be found in major museums around the world.

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