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The title Unter den Linden refers to one of the most famous ballads by Walther von der Vogelweide, the greatest German lyric poet of the Middle Ages, who brought new life to the spirit and forms of courtly love in lyrical poetry.
The pages have been created by activating an electrolytic process on lead sheets that …

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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, Kiefer's epic-scaled, dense sculptures and paintings are often exposed to elements like acid and fire, and incorporate materials such as lead, burned books, concrete, thorny branches, ashes, and clothing; famed critic and historian Simon Schama has described his work as “heavy-load maximalism.” Kiefer’s vast-ranging references have included the Black Forest, Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and Caspar David Friedrich’s Romantic landscapes, as well as Kabbalah mysticism, Cold War politics, National Socialist architecture, and Paul Celan’s seminal body of post-Holocaust poetry. “Art is difficult,” he says. “It’s not entertainment.”

High auction record
CN¥27.6m, China Guardian, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2015
Anselm KieferCentre Pompidou
2014
Anselm KieferRoyal Academy of Arts
2013
Anselm KieferMASS MoCA
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Under der Linden, 2013

Electrolysed lead on bound 80x116x8 cm (open) - 80x58x8 cm (closed), 32 pages (15 double-page spreads + front cover &back cover)
31 1/2 × 45 7/10 × 3 1/10 in
80 × 116 × 8 cm
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Location
Milan, Napoli
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The title Unter den Linden refers to one of the most famous ballads by Walther von der Vogelweide, …

Medium

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, Kiefer's epic-scaled, dense sculptures and paintings are often exposed to elements like acid and fire, and incorporate materials such as lead, burned books, concrete, thorny branches, ashes, and clothing; famed critic and historian Simon Schama has described his work as “heavy-load maximalism.” Kiefer’s vast-ranging references have included the Black Forest, Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and Caspar David Friedrich’s Romantic landscapes, as well as Kabbalah mysticism, Cold War politics, National Socialist architecture, and Paul Celan’s seminal body of post-Holocaust poetry. “Art is difficult,” he says. “It’s not entertainment.”

High auction record
CN¥27.6m, China Guardian, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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