Lot 52
  • 52

Anselm Kiefer

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Anselm Kiefer
  • Nidhogger
  • signed and dated 1982 on the reverse
  • oil and straw on canvas
  • 67 by 74 3/4 in. 170.2 by 189.9 cm.


Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1982

Catalogue Note

"For Kiefer, art is an opening-up between order and chaos, between human and natural, between individuality and history, between heaven and earth. Through its function as a link that holds together opposites, these poles belong to each other. For this reason, the intimate reality of the artist is the original force that nourishes the tree of life, through which the human is connected to the natural, the terrestial to the celestial."

Germano Celant (quoted in: "The Destiny of Art: Anselm Kiefer," Anselm Kiefer, Milan, 1997, p. 15)