From the Collection: Cats Portfolio

Cats Portfolio – a series of 17 lithographs by Dutch artist Christian Karel Appel – joined the Mead’s collection in 1979.

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Karel Appel is one of the founding members of the CoBrA movement (CoBrA = Copenhagen + Brussels + Amsterdam). Appel is considered one of the most important modern artists of the 20th century for his innovative use of color.

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“My paint tube is like a rocket which describes its own space. I try to make the impossible possible. What is happening I cannot forsee; it is a surprise. Painting, like passion, is an emotion full of truth and rings a living sound–like the roar coming from the lion’s breast.”-Karel Appel

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Click here to see the complete Cats Portfolio series:

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