Anselm Kiefer
Osiris und Isis (Osiris and Isis) , 9/27/2014

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Osiris und Isis (Osiris and Isis)
Artist name
Anselm Kiefer
Date created
oil and acrylic emulsion with additional three-dimensional media
149 1/2 x 221 x 9 1/2 in. (379.73 x 561.34 x 24.13 cm)
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Jean Stein by exchange, the Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Fund, and the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund
© Anselm Kiefer
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer discusses the meanings behind some of his favorite materials, including straw, cow manure, and lead. He describes how he strives for fluidity and malleability in his work, though conservation can be a challenge.

Kiefer on art, history, and how they’re both subjective:
Watch Kiefer apply molten lead to a canvas:

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