Catalogue entry

Karel Appel born 1921

T00212 Danse amoureuse (Amorous Dance) 1955

Inscribed 'CK. Appel '55' b.c.
Oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 1/2 (114 x 146)
Presented by Lord Croft 1958
Prov: With Arthur Tooth and Sons, London (purchased from the artist); Lord Croft, London
Exh: Paintings by Karel Appel, ICA, London, April-May 1957 (15); Recent Developments in Painting, Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, October-November 1957 (17); Exhibition to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Artists International Association, RBA, London, March-April 1958 (93); Karel Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, June-August 1965 (69)
Repr: John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery (London 1966), p.262

The artist, on being shown a photograph in 1959, confirmed that this picture depicts a pair of dancing figures.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.17, reproduced p.17