Artwork: Midgard
Size: 269.4 x 281.5 cm
Medium: Mixed media and straw on canvas, in two parts
Creation year: 1985
Marks: Titled 'Midgard' (lower right); inscribed 'Ragnarok' (upper right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Executed in 1983–1985
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner (on long-term loan to Kunstmuseum Bonn 1987-1992 and Neues Museum Weimar 1993-2005)
Exhibition history: Cologne, Galerie Paul Maenz, Anselm Kiefer, 1986, no. 30 (illustrated in colour, unpaged; studio view illustrated, unpaged); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Anselm Kiefer: Bilder 1986-1980, 1986-87, p. 62, no. 21 (illustrated, pp. 11 and 19; studio view illustrated, p. 13; illustrated in colour, p. 63); Warsaw, Galeria Foksal, Anselm Kiefer, 1987, (illustrated, n.p.); Berlin, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Anselm Kiefer, 1991, p. 161, no. 8 (illustrated in colour, p. 43); Weimar, Neues Museum Weimar, Auffrischender Wind aus wechselnden Richtungen Internationale Avantgarde seit 1960: Die Sammlung Paul Maenz, 1999; Karlsruhe, Museum fur Neue Kunst, Obsessiv Malerei ein Ruckblick auf die Neue Wilden, 2003-2004 (illustrated in colour, p. 125)

Christie's London

Date: 2018-10-04
Lot Number: 4