Written by Norman Rosenthal and Bonnie Clearwater and Joe Thompson
A groundbreaking catalogue of the largest collection of Kiefer works in North America.
Anselm Kiefer ranks among the best-known post–World War II European artists. Published to coincide with a new exhibition at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and a long-term installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, this is the first survey of one of the world’s largest collections of works by Anselm Kiefer.
The Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections include major Kiefer artist books, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, and large-scale installations from the late 1960s to the present day—many of which have never before been reproduced. Among the earlier treasures are Kiefer’s artist’s books, which are reproduced here in unprecedented depth and which contain in their rough directness so much of the lyricism with which he approaches scale and material complexity. With original texts by Norman Rosenthal, Bonnie Clearwater, and Joseph Thompson, this is a beautiful document of a significant collection and a definitive celebration of one of the most important artists working anywhere today.
About The Author
Sir Norman Rosenthal is a British curator and art historian. Formerly curator of the ICA, he was Exhibitions Secretary at the Royal Academy for more than thirty years. He lives in London. Bonnie Clearwater is an American writer and art historian. She is director and chief curator of Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Joe Thompson is the founder of Mass MoCA, where he as been director since 1987. The Hall Art Foundation was founded in 2007 and makes available postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of Andrew and Christine Hall. The Hall has locations in Reading, Vermont, at MassMoCA in North Adams, MA, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and at the Schloss Derneburg in Germany.