Anselm Kiefer

German, b. 1945

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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,” …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
CNY ¥28m, China Guardian, 2019
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€351,300
Hercules am Scheideweg (Herakles at the crossroads), 2007
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
oil paint, emulsion, wood, shellac and soil on board
140.0 x 190.0 x 10.0 cm
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Realized Price
€351,300
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a distinguished private collection technique mixte dans boîte de l'artiste 190 x 140 x 10 cm; 74 4/5 x 55 x 4 in. Exécuté en 2007.
Hercules am Scheideweg (Herakles at the crossroads), 2007
oil paint, emulsion, wood, shellac and soil on board
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
€351,300
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
140.0 x 190.0 x 10.0 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€351,300
Description
Property from a distinguished private collection technique mixte dans boîte de l'artiste 190 x 140 x 10 cm; 74 4/5 x 55 x 4 in. Exécuté en 2007.
€30,000
In hoc signo vinceris (In This Sign Thou Shalt Conquer), 1980
Sold on May 25, 2021
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Painting
oil, gouache and pastel on printed photograph
42.0 x 29.0 cm
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€30,000
Auction Sale
May 25, 2021
Christie's
Description
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) titled 'in hoc signo vinceris' (lower centre) oil, gouache and pastel on printed photograph 29 x 42cm. Executed in 1980 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
In hoc signo vinceris (In This Sign Thou Shalt Conquer), 1980
oil, gouache and pastel on printed photograph
May 25, 2021
Christie's
€30,000
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Artwork Info
Painting
42.0 x 29.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 25, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€30,000
Description
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) titled 'in hoc signo vinceris' (lower centre) oil, gouache and pastel on printed photograph 29 x 42cm. Executed in 1980 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
€119,700
Liliths Tochter, 2002
Sold on May 20, 2021
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Work on Paper
acrylic, charcoal, tempera and lead on photographic paper
127.0 x 61.0 cm
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€119,700
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
titled acrylic, charcoal, tempera and lead on photographic paper Executed in 2002 This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist (intitolato acrilico, carboncino, tempera e piombo su carta fotografica Eseguito nel 2002 L'opera è accompagnata da un certificato su fotografia firmato dall'artista.) cm 61x127; inches 24.01 by 50 Framed (con cornice): cm 81x147x5,5; inches 31.88 by 57.87 by 2.16 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Liliths Tochter, 2002
acrylic, charcoal, tempera and lead on photographic paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
€119,700
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Work on Paper
127.0 x 61.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€119,700
Description
titled acrylic, charcoal, tempera and lead on photographic paper Executed in 2002 This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate signed by the artist (intitolato acrilico, carboncino, tempera e piombo su carta fotografica Eseguito nel 2002 L'opera è accompagnata da un certificato su fotografia firmato dall'artista.) cm 61x127; inches 24.01 by 50 Framed (con cornice): cm 81x147x5,5; inches 31.88 by 57.87 by 2.16 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
$50,000
die Sefiroth, 1997
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Photography
sand on gelatin silver print mounted on wood panel, in artist's frame
180.34 x 130.81 cm
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$50,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
ANSELM KIEFER (B. 1945) titled 'die Sefiroth' (upper center) sand on gelatin silver print mounted on wood panel, in artist's frame 51 ½ x 71 7/8 in. (130.8 x 182.6 cm.) Executed in 1997.
die Sefiroth, 1997
sand on gelatin silver print mounted on wood panel, in artist's frame
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$50,000
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Photography
180.34 x 130.81 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$50,000
Description
ANSELM KIEFER (B. 1945) titled 'die Sefiroth' (upper center) sand on gelatin silver print mounted on wood panel, in artist's frame 51 ½ x 71 7/8 in. (130.8 x 182.6 cm.) Executed in 1997.
$867,000
Salz, Merkur, Sulfur, 2011
Sold on May 12, 2021
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Painting
mixed media and lead boat on canvas
558.8 x 379.7 x 60.0 cm
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$867,000
Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
mixed media and lead boat on canvas, in two parts 149 ½ by 220 by 23 ⅝ in. 379.7 by 558.8 by 60 cm. Executed in 2011.
Salz, Merkur, Sulfur, 2011
mixed media and lead boat on canvas
May 12, 2021
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$867,000
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Painting
558.8 x 379.7 x 60.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$867,000
Description
mixed media and lead boat on canvas, in two parts 149 ½ by 220 by 23 ⅝ in. 379.7 by 558.8 by 60 cm. Executed in 2011.
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Anthurie, 1987
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
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Work on Paper
dried flowers, charcoal, paper collage and mixed media on lead, in artist's frame
241.8 x 131.5 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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Anthurie, 1987
dried flowers, charcoal, paper collage and mixed media on lead, in artist's frame
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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Work on Paper
241.8 x 131.5 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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£44,100
Rapunzel, 2006
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
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Photography
gouache, chalk and hair on photo paper, in artist's frame
95.5 x 75.3 cm
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£44,100
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
Description
Rapunzel, 2006
gouache, chalk and hair on photo paper, in artist's frame
Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
£44,100
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Photography
95.5 x 75.3 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Phillips
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£44,100
£438,500
The Seven Palaces | 《七皇宮》, 2002
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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Painting
oil, acrylic, lead objects and wire cages on canvas
330.2 x 280.04 cm
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Realized Price
£438,500
Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
oil, emulsion, acrylic, lead objects and wire cages on canvas 油彩、乳膠、壓克力彩、鉛製物體、鐵絲籠及畫布 280 by 330 cm. 110¼ by 130 in. 279.4 x 330 公分;110 x 130 英寸 Executed in 2002. 2002年作
The Seven Palaces | 《七皇宮》, 2002
oil, acrylic, lead objects and wire cages on canvas
Mar 25, 2021
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£438,500
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Painting
330.2 x 280.04 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£438,500
Description
oil, emulsion, acrylic, lead objects and wire cages on canvas 油彩、乳膠、壓克力彩、鉛製物體、鐵絲籠及畫布 280 by 330 cm. 110¼ by 130 in. 279.4 x 330 公分;110 x 130 英寸 Executed in 2002. 2002年作
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Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday), 2006
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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Painting
oil, palm leaf, clay and glue on board, in artist's frame
140.97 x 287.02 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
Description
ANSELM KIEFER (B. 1945) titled 'Palmsonntag' (upper centre) oil, emulsion, shellac, palm leaf, clay and glue on board, in artist's frame 113 x 55 ½in. (287 x 141cm.) Executed in 2006
Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday), 2006
oil, palm leaf, clay and glue on board, in artist's frame
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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Painting
140.97 x 287.02 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
ANSELM KIEFER (B. 1945) titled 'Palmsonntag' (upper centre) oil, emulsion, shellac, palm leaf, clay and glue on board, in artist's frame 113 x 55 ½in. (287 x 141cm.) Executed in 2006
$17,640
CH. D. Grabbe-Wald, 1978
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
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Work on Paper
graphite on paper
42.6 x 30.3 cm
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Realized Price
$17,640
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
titled graphite on paper Sheet: 12⅛ by 16¾ in. (30.3 by 42.6 cm.) Framed: 21⅝ by 26¼ in. (55 by 66.6 cm.) Executed in 1978.
CH. D. Grabbe-Wald, 1978
graphite on paper
Mar 5, 2021
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$17,640
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Work on Paper
42.6 x 30.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$17,640
Description
titled graphite on paper Sheet: 12⅛ by 16¾ in. (30.3 by 42.6 cm.) Framed: 21⅝ by 26¼ in. (55 by 66.6 cm.) Executed in 1978.