Karel Appel, Wizzard, 1978

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Artist: Karel Appel (1921 - 2006)
Title: Wizzard, 1978
Medium: Acrylic on Wood Relief
Image Size: 33 in x 34 in x 8 in (83.8 cm x 86.4 cm x 20.3 cm)
Edition: From an edition of 8 published by the ABCD Gallery, Paris.
Signature: This work is hand-signed 'Appel' by Karel Appel (Amsterdam, 1921 - Zürich, 2006 ) in red in the lower left.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition offering bright vibrant colors.
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ID # w-4343

A solid but seemingly chaotic composition, here are the words of Appel himself to explain it: "To me, energy, form, communication are one thing, and the forms combined create a face. For instance, when I am looking at machinery, I see moving faces staring back at me." (Frankenstein, 1980, pg. 81). A wizard is interpreted here in components of sorts. Painted with bright greens, blues, yellows, and reds a mish mosh of random limbs spread out from the center of the relief while a face with white hair and a red and orange hat stares out at us from the center. Providing us with a wonderful glimpse into his mind, Appels's wizard appears very mechanical, but there is a beauty to be found in the color and chaos.

Dating from 1979, this acrylic on wood relief is hand-signed 'Appel' by Karel Appel (Amsterdam, 1921 - Zürich, 2006) in red in the lower left. From an edition of 8, this work was published by the ABCD Gallery, Paris.

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