Anselm Kiefer: a conversation (part one)

The Future Is Papier Mâché

3rd December 2014, David Cook and I visited the Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. We were slightly pushed for time and, wanting to carry on the conversation we were having, decided to do so by email. The following is the result of several weeks’ electronic toing and froing. We’re doing something we shouldn’t and urging you to go and see an exhibition that’s no longer on. Apologies, the few reproductions we’ve used here are no substitute for the originals.

Osiris and Isis (Osiris und Isis), 1985-87 Anselm Kiefer
Osiris and Isis (Osiris und Isis), 1985-87
Oil and acrylic emulsion with additional three-dimensional media, 381 x 560.07 x 16.51 cm
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase through a gift of Jean Stein by exchange, the Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Fund, and the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund
Photo San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / © Anselm Kiefer

Richard: This…

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3 comments on “Anselm Kiefer: a conversation (part one)

  1. Gigi says:

    Wow! Once again, so enjoy reading your analysis, this time, with Richard! I feel the way you write … actually, that is better left as a full sentence. I feel the way you write. Love it! You and Richard are not just pretty faces! 😊

  2. Gigi, you are too kind. Thanks for that – made my day!

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