Transition from Cool to Warm
Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm is available for online reading from May 31 through July 1 as part of the From the Library series. The catalogue documents the artist’s exhibition at Gagosian New York in 2017. Central to this publication are more than forty watercolors made between 2012 and 2016, marking Kiefer’s return to the medium after forty years. The exhibition also featured over forty unique artist books and nine monumental landscape paintings, which are included in the catalogue. Essays by novelist Karl Ove Knausgård and art historian James Lawrence are included, along with an interview by art journalist Louisa Buck and the artist.
Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm (New York: Gagosian, 2017)
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019
May 2–July 22, 2018
Rockefeller Center, New York
Uraeus is Anselm Kiefer’s first US site-specific public sculpture. Commissioned by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, and presented by Gagosian, the work consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Clustered around the base are further outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column. Lead is one of the artist’s preferred materials owing to its soft, fluid properties traditionally associated with alchemical transformation, especially its second stage: dissolution.
Anselm Kiefer, Uraeus, 2017–18 (detail) © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet
Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30–8pm
New School, New York
Anselm Kiefer will speak with Richard Calvocoressi about his new work and past public art projects on the occasion of his new public installation Uraeus at Rockefeller Center, New York, on view May 2–July 22, 2018. To attend the event, purchase tickets at newschool.edu.
Anselm Kiefer, Uraeus, 2017–18 (detail) © Anselm Kiefer
Frieze Chelsea Night
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York
Galleries and non-profits located in Chelsea will remain open to Frieze audiences after hours. Robert Therrien will be on view at our West 24th Street gallery and Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm will be on view at our West 21st Street gallery.
Installation view, Robert Therrien, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, April 6–May 26, 2017. Artwork © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7pm
New York Public Library
LIVE from the NYPL, an ongoing series of talks at the New York Public Library, will host a conversation between Anselm Kiefer and Paul Holdengräber. The pair will discuss Kiefer’s new work on the occasion of his exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm opening at Gagosian West 21st Street on May 5. Watch the live stream here.
Anselm Kiefer, aller Tage Abend, aller Abende Tag (The Evening of All Days, The Day of All Evenings), 2014. Photo: Charles Duprat