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Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945)
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945)

Étroits sont les vaisseaux

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Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945)
Étroits sont les vaisseaux
titled 'étroits sont les vaisseaux' (upper edge)
oil, emulsion and graphite on photographic paper collage
40 x 35 in. (101.6 x 88.9 cm.)
Executed in 2002.
Provenance
Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Lot Essay

“Painting, for me, is not just about creating an illusion. I don’t paint to present an image of something. I paint only when I have received an apparition, a shock, when I want to transform something. Something that possesses me, and from which I have to deliver myself. Something I need to transform, to metabolize, and which gives me a reason to paint.” (A. Kiefer North Adams, Press Release: Anselm Kiefer, Mass MOCA, 20 October 2007)

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