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Dutch expressionist painter Karel Appel died Wednesday at the age of 85. Best-known for his association with CoBrA in the early 1950s, Appel said of his work, “Sometimes my works look very childish, or childlike, schizophrenic or stupid, you know. But that was the good thing for me. Because, for me, the material is the paint itself.” For more on Appel’s life, see the New York Times obituary.

- Jeannine McDonald [Friday, May 12th, 2006]

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