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Karel Appel

The Continuing Triumph of Karel Appel

David Galenson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
David Galenson

The celebration of Karel Appel continues. Having conquered Amsterdam, he is now honored in Paris, with a retrospective of his works on paper at the French national museum of modern art, at the Pompidou Center.

The Triumph of Karel Appel

David Galenson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Appel was of course right: well before he died in 2006, he had become not only famous but rich. And today, with Amsterdam's two great museums finally finished with their renovations, visitors to Appel's native city can enjoy the evidence of Cobra's, and Appel's, triumph.

A Neglected Artistic Gem on Amsterdam's Canals

David Galenson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Few if any of its eminent and satisfied guests appear to have taken notice of the fact that the Ambassade houses a museum-quality art collection.

The Cobra Museum

David Galenson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

The conceptual art world of the 20th century produced a number of revolutionary movements that exploded like fireworks, then faded equally rapidly. One of the more engaging of these movements is memorialized in an elegant museum in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam.