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Le Chat Clown, from the portfolio Circus

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Karel Appel, Le Chat Clown, from the portfolio Circus, 1978, color wood engraving with embossing on Arches paper, Gift of Judith P. Hummelt, © unknown, research required, 86.71.31C

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Title

Le Chat Clown, from the portfolio Circus

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portfolio: Circus

Artist

Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006)

Date

1978

Medium

color wood engraving with embossing on Arches paper

Edition

97/130

Dimensions (H x W x D)

sheet: 30 in x 22 1/4 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Object Type

mixed media

Culture

Dutch

Credit Line

Gift of Judith P. Hummelt

Accession Number

86.71.31C

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

cat

clowns

embossing

engraving

paper

poetry

Description

Text of poem:

Cat You're not so obvious Sphinx of the familiar hearth You're also Strange as hell Who can say the shape of a cat? A ball of fur unfurled Darkness in broad daylight It stalks outside geometry Absence-presence Disguised And absolutely naked Just like the clown

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