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Anselm Kiefer
Melancholia, 1990-1991

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Melancholia
Artist name
Anselm Kiefer
Date created
1990-1991
Classification
sculpture
Medium
lead, glass, steel, and ash
Sub-Medium
wood, expanded polyurethane foam, hard plastic wheels
Dimensions
65 3/4 in. × 174 in. × 126 in. (167.01 cm × 441.96 cm × 320.04 cm)
Date acquired
1998
Credit
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, fractional purchase
Copyright
© Anselm Kiefer
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/98.309
Artwork status
On view on floor 6 as part of German Art After 1960 through December 31, 2022.

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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