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Anselm Kiefer

Under der Linden, 2013

Acrylic, emulsion, oil and sheilac mounted on canvas; electrolysed lead; linen bound. 14 painting pages book.
37 2/5 × 55 1/10 × 4 7/10 in
95 × 140 × 12 cm
This is a unique work.
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Milan, Napoli
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Lia Rumma
Milan, Napoli
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The title Unter den Linden refers to one of the most famous ballads by Walther von der Vogelweide, …

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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.
Kiefer started making it as a painting on canvas, transforming it then into a book. This …

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Copyright Anselm Kiefer Photo Credit Charles Duprat Courtesy Lia Rumma Gallery Milan/Naples
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,” 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.”

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Milan, Napoli
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The title Unter den Linden refers to one of the most famous ballads by Walther von der Vogelweide, …

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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.
Kiefer started making it as a painting on canvas, transforming it then into a book. This …

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Copyright Anselm Kiefer Photo Credit Charles Duprat Courtesy Lia Rumma Gallery Milan/Naples
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,” 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.”

Anselm Kiefer

Under der Linden, 2013

Acrylic, emulsion, oil and sheilac mounted on canvas; electrolysed lead; linen bound. 14 painting pages book.
37 2/5 × 55 1/10 × 4 7/10 in
95 × 140 × 12 cm
This is a unique work.
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Location
Milan, Napoli
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