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Lot 1. Anselm Kiefer (B.1945), Stefan II, watercolor and gouache on paper, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 in. 21 by 28.6 cm. Executed in 1975Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's

Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland 
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1999

Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Anselm Kiefer, December 1987 - January 1989, pl. 20, p. 54, illustrated in color
Amiens, Musée de Picardie; Périgueux, Espace Culturel François Mitterrand, Hommages: Hommes illustres, héros et hommes du commun, March - September 1997, p. 45, illustrated

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Stefan Anton George (12 July 1868 – 4 December 1933), German poetPhotographer: Friedrich Mueller / Getty Images

Come to the park they say is dead, and view
The shimmer of the smiling shores beyond,
The stainless clouds with unexpected blue
Diffuse a light on motley path and pond.
The tender grey, the burning yellow seize
Of birch and boxwood, mellow is the breeze.
Not wholly do the tardy roses wane,
So kiss and gather them and wreathe the chain.

The purple on the twists of wilding vine,
The last of asters you shall not forget,
And what of living verdure lingers yet,
Around the autumn vision lightly twine.

Stefan Anton George, 1897

Sotheby's. Contemporary Curated featuring works from “In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw”, New York, 02 Mar 2017, 10:00 AM