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“In Action They Showed the Source of Their Beauty”
(June) Karel Appel

A number of artists produced lithographic posters to be sold to fund the student movement. Amongst them were 3 ex-members of the Cobra art movement: Asger Jorn (also an ex-member of the Situationist International), Pierre Alechinsky, and Karel Appel.

This poster by Appel in referring to the “beauty” of the students has been suggested to be playing on his own reputation as a painter of less-than-beautiful figures.

6 colour lithograph
60.5 x 78cm

Documented in: Beaubourg #237; Artcurial #580; Murs #182