Color lithograph paper size 25″7×19″7 framed 31″x25″ Pencil signed, dated ’62, limited edition 22/100
Karel Appel B. 1921, AMSTERDAM; D. 2006, ZURICH Karel Appel was born on April 25, 1921, in Amsterdam. From 1940 to 1943 he studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. In 1946 his first solo show was held at Het Beerenhuis, Groningen, Netherlands, and he participated in Jonge Schilders (Young painters) at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. About this time, Appel was influenced first by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, then by Jean Dubuffet. He was a member of the Nederlandse Experimentele Groep (Dutch Experimental Group, 1948) and established the Cobra group (1948–51) with Constant (Constant Nieuwenhuys), Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis Beverloo), and other painters from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. The style distinguished itself through bold, expressive compositions inspired by folk and children’s art, as well as by the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró. In 1949 Appel completed a fresco for the cafeteria of the city hall in Amsterdam, which created such controversy that it was covered for ten years. In 1950 the artist moved to Paris; there the writer Hugo Claus introduced him to art critic Michel Tapié, who organized various exhibitions of his work. Appel was given a solo show at the Palais des beaux-arts, Brussels, in 1953. He received the UNESCO Prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale and was commissioned to execute a mural for the restaurant of the Stedelijk Museum in 1956. The following year Appel traveled to Mexico and the United States and won a graphics prize at the Ljubljana Biennial in Yugoslavia. The first major monograph on Appel, written by Claus, was published in 1962. In the late 1960s, the artist moved to the Chteau de Molesmes, near Auxerre, southeast of Paris. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at the Centre national d’art contemporain, Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum (1968), and at the Kunsthalle Basel and the Palais des beaux-arts (1969). During the 1950s and 1960s he executed numerous murals for public buildings. A major Appel show opened at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands (1970), and a retrospective toured Canada and the United States (1972). In the 1970s and 1980s, Appel continued to work simultaneously in sculpture and painting, pushing his abstraction further with his window paintings—a series he began in 1980. Appel also gradually introduced landscape into his iconography, which would develop into a more consistent engagement in the last decade of his work. In the 1980s, Appel also began his collaborations with American poet Allen Ginsberg, which would continue over the next ten years. In his later career, his work was the subject of numerous solo exhibitions organized by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1982); Castello di Rivoli–Museo d’arte contemporanea, Turin, Italy (1987); National Museum of Art, Osaka (1989); Stedelijk Museum (1998, 2000, and 2001); and Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2001). Appel died on May 3, 2006, in Zurich.
All of this series is on heavy duty 1-1/2″ stretchers. The images wrap around the sides to eliminate the need for framing.
Keith Carrington’s inclusion in the annual listing of “Who’s Who in America” led this celebration of success by putting positive affirmations into action. The artist’s pattern from a series of his fabric designs for Cowtan & Tout is included in two of this series.
More of Keith’s work is available at Renata Fine Arts.
Keith Carrington’s experiences have led him to express his talents through the fluid & exacting mediums of watercolor & ink. He has honed his skills, clarified his vision, experimented, explored and expanded his expression steadily over the years, the results of which thus far culminate here. Clearly, Keith’s extensive travels have roots in the luminous quality of his work, eminently holding the utmost possibilities of beauty and significance. Keith’s most recent paintings combine original comic book renderings that his mother did for Disney et al. and reinterprets them effectively combining the past with present energies and infuses his enthusiasm into these dynamic pieces that you see here today. GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017, 2018 Renata Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, FL 2015, 2016 Renata Fine Arts, Hudson, New York 2013 @60inches.com New York, NY 2012 @60inches.com New York, NY curated sale with Harry Heisman 2011 KL/Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida & Beverly Hills, California 2003 Dupont Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin 1994 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY 1994 The Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY 1993 Ambassador Galleries, New York, NY 1992 Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York 1983 Manor House Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014, 2015 C. Bell, Palm Beach, Florida 2010 Luxe Energy Aesthetics, West Palm Beach, Florida 1995 Time Warner Publishing, New York, NY 1991 Imperial Hotel Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland 1990 National Symphony Show House, Washington, DC 1988, 1987 International Jumping Derby, Jockey Club, Newport, Rhode Island 1986 Elijah Locke House, Rye Beach, New Hampshire 1984 Washington Design Center, Washington, D.C. SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Bovis Inc., New York, NY The Kiplinger Collection, Washington, D.C. The International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. Hopkins & Sutter, Washington, D.C. McKenna, Conner, & Cuneo, Washington, D.C. Oliver T. Carr Company, Alexandria, Virginia SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS RuPaul, Beverly Hills, California Kelly Klein, New York, NY Governor & Mrs. Bruce Sundlun, Providence, Rhode Island Mr. & Mrs. William Aylward, Palm Beach, Florida Lieve Blancquaert, Gent, Belgium Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Bahrain King Hussein, Amman, Jordan PUBLICATIONS Amy Woods, Healing, Florida Weekly, 7/17 Katherine K. McMillan, Keith Carrington, Palm Beach Post, 2/23/07 Peterson, Garon, Art & Propaganda, 12/94 & 12/95 Slivka, Rose C.S. From the Studio, East Hampton Star, 5/21/92. Herbst, Robin Beasley, A Touch of Tuscany, Regardies Magazine, 8/89. Held, Yolanda, A Natural Elegance, Baltimore Sun Magazine, 8/4/87 EDUCATION Het Konnelijk Athenaeum, Wetteren, Belgium The George Washington University, BFA Washington, D.C.