Frightened Cat (from "Cats serie" series) by Karel Christian Appel

Frightened Cat (from Cats serie series) by Karel Christian Appel

Frightened Cat (from "Cats serie" series)

Karel Christian Appel

Title

Frightened Cat (from "Cats serie" series)

 
Artist
Year
1978  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
22 1/4 x 29 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
123/125 plus various proofs 
Annotations
pencil editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
London Arts, Detroit, MI and Lerum Aris, Puyallup, Washington. 
Inventory ID
20696 
Price
$500.00 
Description

"Frightened Cat" is the twelfth of seventeen images from the portfolio "Appel - Cats" from 1978, published by London Arts and printed by Arts-Litho in Paris.

Karel Appel, one of the founders of the important COBRA movement, did a portfolio of lithographs which featured his enigmatic images of cats. These works were all done using abstract, energetic lines, done in bright colors that captured the elusiveness of cats - relegating them to shapes and postures. Even at a great distance most viewers know what he is depicting.

COBRA, which was coined from the initials of the members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A). was based on spontaneity and experiment, and the members drew their inspiration in particular from children’s drawings, from primitive art forms and from the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró.