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Anselm Kiefer
B.1945
DIE MILCHSTRASSE
titled
collage and shellac on photographic paper
59 by 83 cm. 23 1/4 by 32 3/4 in.
Executed circa 1985.
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Provenance

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1985

Exhibited

Osaka, The National Museum of Art, Drawing as Itself, October - November 1989, pp. 60 and 63, no. 4-5, illustrated

Literature

Marian Goodman Gallery, Auszug aus Ägypten, New York 1984-85, no. 16, illustrated
Peter Schjeldahl, 'Anselm Kiefer and the Exodus of the Jews', Art & Text, October - December 1985, pp. 4, 10 and 11, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“Alchemy is not to make gold, the real alchemist is not interested in material things but in transubstantiation, in transforming the spirit. It’s a spiritual thing more than a material thing. An alchemist puts the phenomena of the world in another context… And then, my paintings have a certain value, so I’m an alchemist.”

ANSELM KIEFER 
in conversation with Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, 2014, online

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