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Alex Cooper to Auction Notable Work by CoBrA Artist Karel Appel

Apr 02,2019 | 15:00 EDT By Alex Cooper Auctioneers

TOWSON, MD-April 2, 2019 - Baltimore-based Auctioneer Alex Cooper will host a two-day Gallery Auction on Tuesday, April 9th and Thursday, April 11th, featuring an expansive collection of modern and contemporary art, fine jewelry, sterling silver, currency, fine rugs, period, mid-century modern, quality reproduction and period furniture, and decorative arts.

Lot 808, Karel Appel, In Between the Flowers, Oil on fabric, 1982; Estimate $125,000-$150,000

The auction is headlined by a notable work by Dutch artist, Karel Appel, “In Between the Flowers.” (Bij tussen de bloemen). The piece, created later in the artist’s career in 1982, is an impressive 80 x 76 inches, framed, and is offered at an estimate of $125,000-$150,000. Mixed media adhered to canvas, the piece features a whimsical bee and pop art inspired flowers on retro fabric. Appel was a member of the acclaimed CoBrA group, a collective formed in Paris whose works were highly influenced by the work of chidren. “In Between the Flowers,” has only had one owner, was purchased from a gallery in St. Paul de Vence, France, and travelled to Alex Cooper from a client in Cyprus.

“We are excited to offer this outstanding piece and are thrilled to have it in our gallery,” said Paul Cooper, Vice President of Alex Cooper. “We look forward to helping this notable work find its new home.”

The Tuesday, April 9th, auction will begin promptly at 12 noon EST; the Thursday, April 11th, auction will begin at 10 am EST. These auctions will take place at Alex Cooper Auctioneers, located at 908 York Road in Towson, Maryland.

By Alex Cooper Auctioneers