Early Anselm Kiefer: Selections from the Hall Collection and Kiefer Studio
September 21, 2013 - December 23, 2013
Early Anselm Kiefer includes important and rarely seen vintage artist books, woodcuts, watercolors, and small-scale oil paintings—drawn from the Hall Collection in addition to key books from the artist’s studio. This focused survey is being held alongside Anselm Kiefer, a long-term installation of sculpture and paintings presented by the Hall Art Foundation at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams) that opens to the public on September 27. Early Anselm Kiefer provides an intimate and complementary context for the major installations for which the artist is best-known, concentrating on works created prior to his establishment on the international stage and introducing many of the themes and subjects that would become Kiefer’s signature modes of working.