Anselm Kiefer, Melancholia, 1990-1991

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Artist name
Anselm Kiefer
Date created
lead, glass, steel, and ash
65 3/4 in. x 174 in. x 126 in. (167.01 cm x 441.96 cm x 320.04 cm)
Date Acquired
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, fractional purchase
© Anselm Kiefer
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

Surrounded by his paintings in SFMOMA’s galleries, German artist Anselm Kiefer describes the challenges and significance of exploring the past in his work. He highlights the subjective, emotional nature of both history and art.

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