Anselm Kiefer

German, born 1945

8,135 followers

Anselm Kiefer

German, born 1945

8,135 followers

Anselm Kiefer critically engages with myth and memory, referencing totems of German culture and …

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Anselm Kiefer critically engages with myth and memory, referencing totems of German culture and collective history. “Germans want to forget [the past] and start a new thing all the time, but only by going into the past can you go into the future,” he says. Revealing the influence of his tutelage under Joseph Beuys, …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
£2m, Christie's, 2007
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 6 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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