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Title

Circus

Artist

Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006)

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publisher: ABCD, Paris (French, active 20th century)

Date

1978

Medium

portfolio with 10 color wood engravings with embossing on Arches paper, housed in a clamshell box, lined in crimson foam

Edition

97/130

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Object Type

mixed media

portfolio

Credit Line

Gift of Judith P. Hummelt

Accession Number

86.71.31A-W

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

artists' books

circuses

engraving

mixed media

portfolios

Description

Karel Appel's Circus series comprises three volumes containing large wood engravings that playfully peek through cutouts in the folio, offering only a glimpse of the art. As the viewer opens the folio, the entire sheet is revealed, along with Appel's prose poems.

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