Psychopathological Notebook: Drawings and Gouaches 1948-1950
Karel Appel’s early involvement with the famed avant-garde artist’s group CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) led to an interest in folk art, children’s art, and art by the mentally disturbed. In 1950, Appel visited the great “International Exhibition on Psychopathological Art” at the Sainte-Anne hospital in Paris. On the pages of the exhibition catalogue, Psychopathological Art, he painted and drew figures over the text with ink and gouache. This stunning facsimile of the pages includes texts by Donald Kuspit, Rudi Fuchs, and Johannes Gachnang.