New York: Gagosian, 2010. 1st Edition. Large quarto, pub;isher's illustrated cloth, original printed acetate dust jacket.
"There is a special border, the border between art and life that often shifts deceptively. Yet, without this border, there is no art." Oversized monograph published in conjunction with a solo exhibition of works by German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, held at Gagosian in 2010. Exceedingly complex and multi-referential, the installation included Kiefer’s landscape paintings, a steel-enclosed array of large-scale photos, sculptures, distressed materials, and more. A labyrinthine commentary on myth, memory, and imagination as a means against forgetting, the monumental show was Kiefer’s first in the US since 2002. This catalog comprises numerous large-format plates of the installation and components, and includes an essay by cultural historian and novelist Marina Warner, Kiefer’s own writings on his key themes, style, and mediums, and includes a translation of his acceptance speech for the 2008 German Book Trade; with an exhibition checklist. Some edgewear and surface rubbing to acetate dust jacket, else fine. Item #4961