New Efforts and Exhibitions Bringing Renewed Interest in Work of Karel Appel

February 8th, 2016

Karel Appel Retrospective in The Hague, via NTYThe New York Times reports on renewed efforts to restore the prominence of painter Karel Appel, a member of CoBrA and a pioneer of a unique style of figurative abstraction that was well-received in its time by has long sat outside the historical spotlight of post-war painting.  “I’m a little bit surprised by all this, because for a while nothing happened to Appel,” the artist’s widow, Harriet Appel, says.  “I see that many people are getting interested in Appel again, and there’s new research about Appel, there are younger artists now looking at Appel, and all these things shed a new light on that oeuvre.”

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