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Anselm Kiefer

Dein und mein alter und das alter der Welt

January 24–February 28, 1998
Wooster Street, New York

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Works Exhibited

Anselm Kiefer, Your Age and Mine and the Age of the World, 1997 Emulsion, acrylic, clay and sand on canvas, 130 × 220 ½ inches (330 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Your Age and Mine and the Age of the World, 1997

Emulsion, acrylic, clay and sand on canvas, 130 × 220 ½ inches (330 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Der sand aus den urnen, 1997 Emulsion, shellac, acrylic, clay and sand on canvas, 110 ½ × 220 ½ inches (280 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Der sand aus den urnen, 1997

Emulsion, shellac, acrylic, clay and sand on canvas, 110 ½ × 220 ½ inches (280 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Sonnenreste, 1997 Emulsion, acrylic, shellac, burnt clay and san on canvas, 149 ⅝ × 220 ½ inches (380 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Sonnenreste, 1997

Emulsion, acrylic, shellac, burnt clay and san on canvas, 149 ⅝ × 220 ½ inches (380 × 560 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Palace of Heaven, 1997 Clay, acrylic, and sand on paper on cardboard, 40 × 31 ½ × 4 inches (101.6 × 80 × 10.2 cm)

Anselm Kiefer, Palace of Heaven, 1997

Clay, acrylic, and sand on paper on cardboard, 40 × 31 ½ × 4 inches (101.6 × 80 × 10.2 cm)

About

Gagosian is proud to present an exhibition by Anselm Kiefer entitled Dein und mein alter und das alter der Welt (Your Age and Mine and the Age of the World). The show will consist of five large new paintings measuring an average of nine feet high by twenty-three feet wide. Accompanying these images on display will be a series of books made by the artist.

As Heiner Bastian has written in the catalogue that accompanies this exhibition, “If these works have a metaphor at all, it is the metaphor that conveys their poetry far away, in the half-obliterated lineaments of the past. One line of a poem takes the analogy far beyond the horizon of paintings, of the horizon of books, to a place where mysterious objects of knowledge exist.” As well, this is a painting of agony, of a journey through a bleak and devastated landscape. For, into symbolic beauty, the destructiveness of reality enters.”

Since his emergence in the late 1970s, Kiefer has been one of Germany’s most significant artists. He was featured in the 1997 Biennale di Venezia with a solo show held at the Museo Correr, concentrating on recent paintings and books.

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