• Post-War & Contemporary Art Da auction at Christies

    Sale 7756

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    17 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945)

    Baum mit Panzer

    Price Realised  

    Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945)
    Baum mit Panzer
    oil and lead on canvas
    111 x 82in. (282 x 210cm.)
    Painted in 1977


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    Provenance

    Mary Boone Gallery, New York.
    Anon. sale, Tajan Paris, 30 November 2004, lot 62.


    Pre-Lot Text

    I'm interested in reconstructing symbols. It's about connecting with an older knowledge and trying to discover continuities in why we search for heaven.
    Anselm Kiefer


    Exhibited

    Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Anselm Kiefer, Bilder und Bücher, October- November 1978, no. 16 (illustrated).
    New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Anselm Kiefer, November 1982.