Anselm Kiefer Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (2011)

Artist(s): Anselm Kiefer
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2011
Publisher: White Cube
Total Pages: 109
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in colour


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“The title of the exhibition, ‘Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen’ (The Waves of Sea and Love), is from a play by the nineteenth-century Austrian writer and poet Franz Grillparzer. The play re-tells the classical myth of Hero, the Greek priestess, and Leander, her lover, who swam the Hellespont every night to be with Hero but eventually drowned. The myth has inspired numerous writers and artists over the centuries, from Marlowe and Keats to Rubens and Turner, but Kiefer’s relationship to it is less explicit, more allusive. As in so much of his work, poetry and mythology are the entry point to a complex layering of reference, meaning and experience.”

Fully illustrated catalogue includes  a translation from Anselm Kiefer’s French lecture, ‘Marine’ (10 January 2011), given as part of a series to mark his appointment by the Collège de France to the Chair of Creativity in Art (2010-11), accompanied the exhibition. Condition: very good.


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