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
Dimensions
65 3/4 in. x 174 in. x 126 in. (167.01 cm x 441.96 cm x 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
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.

Please note that artwork locations are subject to change, and not all works are on view at all times. If you are planning a visit to SFMOMA to see a specific work of art, we suggest you contact us at collections@sfmoma.org to confirm it will be on view.

Only a portion of SFMOMA's collection is currently online, and the information presented here is subject to revision. Please contact us at collections@sfmoma.org to verify collection holdings and artwork information. If you are interested in receiving a high resolution image of an artwork for educational, scholarly, or publication purposes, please contact us at copyright@sfmoma.org.

This resource is for educational use and its contents may not be reproduced without permission. Please review our Terms of Use for more information.

Subscribe to the SFMOMA Newsletter

Our monthly dose of videos, essays, art stories and more. Straight to your inbox.