Karel Appel Green Cat 1980 Signed Lithograph Rare Proof


Karel Appel
Green Cat
Print – Lithograph 23.0” x 31.5” inches
Signed in pencil and marked Bon a Tirer

What is B.A.T. (Bon a Tirer) ?:
When the artist is satisfied with the graphic from the finished plate, he works with his printer to pull one perfect graphic and it is marked “Bon a Tirer,” meaning “good to pull.” The printer then compares each graphic in the edition with the BAT before submitting the graphic to the artist for approval and signature. There is standardly one BAT and usually it becomes the property of the printer or workshop printing the edition.

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Karel Appel is one of the founding members of the CoBrA movement in the 1950s. Later Appel emerged as one of the most important modern artists of the 20th century for his use of color. Appel is held in the collections of innumerable museums worldwide.

“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.”

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions38 × 6 × 6 in


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Limited Edition

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Size Type/Largest Dimension

Medium (Up to 30in.)

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