"Bird and Man" by Karel Appel and "Armageddon" (detail) by GNAY
Bird and Man - Karel Appel ARMAGEDDON (detail) - GNAY
As an artist I am drawn to paintings that remind me of my own work. Appel painted this in 1957 so it definitely predates my ARMAGEDDON. Notice the masterly skill we both exhibit in the modeling of the hand. His looks like it was done by a five year old and mine by at least a nine year old. His hangs in the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam and mine hangs (sadly) in my living room. Such are the cruel inequities of today’s art world!