"Kiefer’s art is the unique expression of a highly personal situation prompted by his interests and consciousness and yielding images in which historic awareness, metaphysical longings and the notion of human subordinacy to Existence constitute the material of the predominating question: how to render this human experience into Image." Wim Beeren 'Anselm Kiefer: Recuperation of History', in: Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Anselm Kiefer, 1987, p. 8
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
This work is in very good condition. There are two holes towards the upper corner, which appear to be original. The cardboard in the lower left corner is lifting. All surface irregularities appear to be in keeping with the artist's working process. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."