Anselm Kiefer
Wölundlied (Wayland's Song), 1982

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Wölundlied (Wayland's Song)
Artist name
Anselm Kiefer
Date created
oil, acrylic paint, emulsion, resin, lead, and straw on linen
110 in. × 149 1/2 in. (279.4 cm × 379.73 cm)
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
© Anselm Kiefer
Permanent URL
Artwork status
On view on floor 6 as part of German Art After 1960

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: https://youtu.be/dPEcPn85D8w
Watch Kiefer apply molten lead to a canvas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLHVtrfhCHc

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