If you, like I, also are interested in (modern) art, then have a look at both my brilliant showstopping Karel Appel oil paintings, 1948 and 1950, 'CoBrA' movement (1948-1951). In 2010 a thrift shops business had discovered them as a pair in the attic while clearing the estate of a deceased super wealthy Dutch widow. Both works are undisputable genuine from the artist (Christiaan Karel Appel, 1921-2006), which is fully evident in all aspects, yet the Karel Appel Foundation (KAF) denied the thrift shops director a Certificate Of Authenticity. KAF not recognizing (?) and not acknowledging ("with a doubt") the paintings as being authentic is quite astonishing and quite disgraceful. So was it anxiety?, jealousy?, bluntness?, arrogance?, disinterest?, superficiality? Personally I suspect that it was a combination of this array of characteristics, but perhaps most of all it was the fear of a lawsuit in the event of an only later disputed Certificate Of Authenticity. Quite ironically, KAF's "doubt" enabled me to acquire Karel Appel's vibrant expressionist masterpieces from the thrift shop in 2016. The thrift shops' owner was both kind and responsible enough to bring me both paintings in person, while providing me with 2 signed documents for each of both paintings, stating about the attic finds, as a pair, during the 2010 estate clearance.
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