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Flying Fish
  • Karel Appel
    1921–2006
    born: North Holland, Netherlands ; died: Zurich canton, Switzerland ; active: France, Netherlands, United States
  • Flying Fish, 1977
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48.2 x 82.5 x 18.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 32 1/2 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of Albert Silverman
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0208
Description
Literature

Brightly painted parrot-like sculpture made from ten layers of 3/4" wood. Very large circular eyes, open beak, and plumed head. Has black base, but also chain attached to figure's back from which to hang it.