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Resting bear by Karel Appel

After the cat and the frog, Olla Art now offers Appel’s ‘Rustende beer’ (resting bear). A screen print from 1985, printed by Henk van der Vet in his studio in The Hague. 

The piece offered is an artist’s proof or épreuve d’artiste (‘e.a’). The regular edition of ‘Rustende beer’ was 50 pieces. The screen print is framed in a artisanal wooden frame (natural maple) with traditional finger joints. The museum glass used, makes the work stand out well.
The screen print is depicted in Ron Couwenhoven’s book about the work of artist/printer Henk Van der Vet, which also includes images of work by Karel Appel and Christian Dotremont (Couwenhoven, 1991).

If you would like more information about Appel’s ‘Resting Bear’, email us: Or make a viewing appointment.
More work by Karel Appel and a short biography can be found here.
In July 2020, we published a newsletter about Appel and his work under the title Did Appel just mess around?

R. Couwenhoven (1991). Karel Appel, Henk van der Vet, Christian Dotremont. The Hague: Art Investment | Rotterdam: Phoenix & den Oudsten | Venlo: Van Spijk.

Karel Appel, Rustende beer, 1985

Karel Appel, Rustende beer, 1985
Screenprint, 64.7 x 49.8 cm (sheet), 42.5 x 30.5 cm (image)