faq

Q. Where can the public see and/or purchase artworks by Karel Appel?
A. The Foundation does not have a gallery exhibition space. Many of Karel Appel’s works can be seen in museums and galleries worldwide. See also the RELEVANT LINKS and GALLERIES sections of our website.

Q. Can I bring an artwork in my possession to the offices of the Karel Appel Foundation?
A. The Karel Appel Foundation cannot accept artworks for physical examination.

Q. I think I have a painting by Karel Appel. Can you authenticate it for me?
A. As of June 1, 2017 the Karel Appel Foundation no longer issues certificates of authentication for paintings.

Q. I think I have a work on paper by Karel Appel. Can you authenticate it for me?
A. As of March 1, 2016 the Karel Appel Foundation no longer issues certificates of authentication for works on paper. 

Q. Whom can I contact now that the Karel Appel Foundation no longer issues certificates of authentication for paintings and works on paper by Karel Appel.
A. The Karel Appel Foundation cannot assist you in this matter.

Q. I have lost a certificate of authenticity issued by the Foundation. Can the Foundation provide me with a new certificate?
A. Lost certificates will not be re-issued by the Karel Appel Foundation.

Q. When will the oeuvre catalogue on Appel’s work be available?
A. The Karel Appel Foundation collects all data regarding the body of work of Karel Appel. It will serve as the source for the oeuvre catalogue which is in preparation, monographs and other publications. The database is continually updated.

Q. I am looking for information about a lithograph by Karel Appel. Can you help me?
A. The Karel Appel Foundation does not give any opinion on lithographs, or other works made in an edition.

Q. Can the Karel Appel Foundation inform me how much a Karel Appel artwork is worth? What are the current selling prices?
A. The Karel Appel Foundation does not appraise Appel’s artworks. If you want a professional appraisal, we suggest that you contact the Appraisals Department of either Christies http://www.christies.com or Sotheby’s Auction Houses. http://www.sothebys.com

Q. Can the Karel Appel Foundation advise me on the conservation of art works?
A. The Karel Appel Foundation does not perform restoration of artworks.

For advise on restoration you can best contact a museum in your country which has work by Karel Appel in its collection. They might be able to refer you to a professional restorer or to help you further with specific information.