Reflex, nr 1, 1948 [Cobra magazine]

Reflex nr 1, 1948
including 4 lithographs by Corneille, Karel Appel, Constant and Jan Nieuwenhuys
signed and dated in print
condition: very fine, although aged
€ 420,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
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On 16 July 1948 the Experimentele Groep was founded by Karel Appel, Corneille, Theo Wolvecamp, Constant, Jan Nieuwehuys, Anton Rooskens and Eugene Brands. Later on this group became known as the Dutch hard core of the international CoBrA movement; COpenhagenBRusselsAmsterdam. The artists closely co-operated with experimental groups a.o. from Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels.

They published a magazine called Reflex, a name that referred to the fact that they looked at their works as an immediate reaction to reality, not steered by the ratio; an expression of reality equal to how they experienced the years after the Second World War.

In Reflex nr 1 Constant wrote a manifest explaining the goals of the Experimentele Groep in Holland.


History of prices of Reflex nrs 1 and 2 as one lot:
UnOriginal Sins, Midlothian, UK November 2023 GBP 1,450.-
Modern Dutch Art-online, Netherlands 15 June 2022 € 699,-
Catawiki-user4cbe1b2, Netherlands 23 September 2019 € 342,- hammer price