The Karel Appel Foundation is the custodian of the Karel Appel Archive in its entirety.
The archive comprises the documentation of the works and the life of Karel Appel, including information about his oeuvre, his poetry, other writings and correspondence. It is continuously supplemented by new documents and other information concerning his work.
It forms the center of knowledge for scientific research and is the basis for publications of the oeuvre of Karel Appel.
Requests for information must be submitted in writing to the Karel Appel Foundation along with a detailed description of the purpose of the research.
The archives include photographs of the various artworks of Karel Appel, studio shots, portraits, installation shots, and other documentary pictures of the artist.
The archives can be consulted in restricted cases, upon written request.
Obtaining Photographic Material from the Karel Appel Foundation
Photographic material obtained directly from the archive of the Karel Appel Foundation, is subject to costs.
Reproduction of works by Karel Appel is subject to the prior written consent of the Karel Appel Foundation. The copyright fees will be collected by the copyright organization, Pictoright, Amsterdam.
These copyright fees are separate from the costs of obtaining photographic documents.
All requests should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If the image to be reproduced is in a public collection, the applicant should obtain photographic material from the appropriate institution.
The applicant agrees to provide the archive of the Karel Appel Foundation with a printing proof for all print media publications and copies of all video, audio or CD ROM media productions.
Obtaining material from other sources
Material and permission for use of the film “The Reality of Karel Appel”, 1961, by Jan Vrijman, can be obtained exclusively from Het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid.
Material and permission for use of the film “De Appel Iep”, 1965, by Ed van der Elsken, can be obtained exclusively from Het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid.