Gallery Delaive


Appel and friends

Karel Appel

Karel Appel (1921 - 2006) Untitled,
acrylic on paper mounted on canvasboard, 49.7 x 64.8 cm
signed and dated.
Provenance: Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

Starting the 24th of April at Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam

In honour of the 100th birthyear of Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) Gallery Delaive presents with pleasure the exhibition: Appel & Friends. On view is original work on canvas and paper by Karel Appel, Walasse Ting and Sam Francis.

Karel Appel moved to Paris (then the European hub for the arts) in 1950. In Paris he meets artists from all over the world, including the Chinese artist Walasse Ting and the American Sam Francis. The artists influence and inspire each other and they form close friendships. In Paris they live a poor but bohemian life.

In 1957 Appel travels to New York, and arrives in the middle of a vibrant art scene, with the rise of Pop Art and the American Abstract Expressionism. He paints a series of portraits of famous jazz musicians in the studio of his friend Sam Francis. Walasse Ting also moves to New York in 1958 and together with Sam Francis develops the idea for a book that should capture the zeitgeist of the visual arts: ‘One Cent Life’. The book finally appears in 1964 and includes 68 color lithographs of the various artist friends, including, besides Ting and Francis, Karel Appel, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and many others.

After many years of living in New York, Ting starts to divide his time between New York and Amsterdam as of 1989 and is re-united with his good friend Karel Appel. On two occasions they painted together in a studio at the Weteringcircuit in Amsterdam, arranged by Gallery Delaive.

Appel & Friends shows a selection of works by Karel Appel, along side works by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis.



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Ayako Rokkaku Untitled (ARP20-011) 2020 acrylic on canvas, 35.4 inches (90 cm.)

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Ayako Rokkaku painting in her studio in Amsterdam, 2020

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Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled (SF84-223) 1984 acrylic on rice paper 94 x 181.6 cm. (37 x 71 1/2 inches)



Ayako Rokkaku (b. 1982) Untitled (ARP19-051) 2019 acrylic on canvas 140 x 180 cm. (55 x 71 inches) signed and dated



Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Flower Ball: Awakening 2016 Offset print, cold stamp and high gloss varnishing. Diasec mount. 71 cm. diameter (28 inches diameter)
Limited edition of 300 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist.




Niki de Saint Phalle

october 5, 2019 - march 1, 2020

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Gallery Delaive is one of the leading galleries for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands. One of the highlights of our collection is the large stock of works by Sam Francis. By far the largest in Europe.

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Sam Francis - Walasse Ting - Niki de Saint Phalle - Yves Klein - Kees van Dongen - Karel Appel - Corneille - Constant - Takashi Murakami - Ayako Rokkaku - Kees van Bohemen - Roy Lichtenstein - Yuina Wada - Yoshiaki Ishikawa - Andy Warhol - Jeff Koons

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