Dutch painter Karel Appel sculpture discovery


Newly discovered Karel Appel relief

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Early Karel Appel discovered at Tussen Kunst en Kitsch

Today, 12:07

While filming for the TV program Tussen Kunst en Kitsch

comparable to the Antiques Roadshow on British TV

in the Drents Museum in Assen a work by Karel Appel was discovered. It is an early relief of a child figure.

The artwork was purchased at Waterlooplein Square in Amsterdam, probably from Appel himself.

According to appraisers the relief is from the period around 1948, when Karel Appel was very poor. He demolished at that time everything in his house to be able to work. In tomorrow’s broadcast it will be announced how much the work of art is worth now.

An update says Appel sold the sculpture, probably made from a door, for five guilders. According to another update, now it is worth between 20,000 and 25,000 euros.

The newly discovered relief

UPDATE: doubts if it is really by Karel Appel.

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