Anselm Kiefer Der Sand aus den Urnen_0

Anselm Kiefer, The sand from the urns, 2009. Acrylic, oil, shellac, sand and charcoal on canvas, 280 x 570 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Charles Duprat / Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation has worked in close collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to acquire on behalf of the latter institution five works by Anselm Kiefer. The acquisition marks a milestone in the development of the collection. Anselm Kiefer has created a body of work that broke the silence surrounding the German past in the Third Reich, while also finding a poignant language for articulating the global intertwinement of human civilization. He delves deep into old Christian, Kabbalistic, and Far Eastern traditions, explores the world’s great mythical, religious, and poetic texts, and forges links between them and the world as it is experienced today. The monumental painting “Der Sand aus den Urnen” (2009) and the two large wall pieces transferred onto lead in 2011 and entitled “OCCUPATIONS” (1969/2011) as well as the two display cases “Die 12 Stämme“ (2010) and “Morgenthau” (2016) will now form an additional highlight in the collection profile at the Pinakothek der Moderne. 

Anselm Kiefer OCCUPATIONS 1_0

Anselm Kiefer, OCCUPATIONS, 1969/2011. Black and white photography on lead, sediment of electrolysis, 235 x 425 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation in Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Charles Duprat / Bavarian State Painting Collections

The recent acquisitions of those five works by Anselm Kiefer significantly expand the institution’s holdings of the artist’s works, which previously consisted solely of three photographs and the painting “Nero malt” (1974), the latter from the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (formerly known as the Prince Franz of Bavaria Collection). With the five new accessions, the collection now boasts a representative display of Anselm Kiefer’s art. The artist’s works will go on show alongside comprehensive groups and/or rooms of works by other groundbreaking artists, particularly Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Wolfgang Laib, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer and Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol. The acquisition of this set of works not only enriches the collection in terms of its density and variety, but also further bolsters the Pinakothek der Moderne’s profile on the international stage. 

Pinakothek der Moderne - Sammlung Moderne Kunst - 21.06.2017  ‐  01.07.2018

Anselm Kiefer OCCUPATIONS 2_0

Anselm Kiefer, OCCUPATIONS, 1969/2011. Black and white photography on lead, sediment of electrolysis, 235 x 425 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation in Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Charles Duprat / Bavarian State Painting Collections

Anselm Kiefer_Die 12 Stamme

Anselm Kiefer, The 12 trunks, 2010. Glass, steel, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, cardboard, clay, lead, gold leaf, leaf silver, resin and charcoal, 405 x 147 x 145 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffelstiftung in der Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich. Photo: © Georges Poncet / Bayerische Staatsgemälde-sammlungen

Anselm Kiefer_Die 12 Stamme Detail (5)

Anselm Kiefer, The 12 trunks, 2010 (detail). Glass, steel, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, cardboard, clay, lead, gold leaf, leaf silver, resin and charcoal, 405 x 147 x 145 cm. Michael & Eleonore Stoffelstiftung in den Bavarian State. Painting Collections , MunichPhoto: © Georges Poncet / Bavarian State Painting Collections

Kiefer_Die 12 Stamme Detail (2)

Anselm Kiefer, The 12 trunks, 2010 (Detail 2). Glass, steel, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, cardboard, clay, lead, gold leaf, leaf silver, resin and charcoal, 405 x 147 x 145 cm. Michael & Eleonore Stoffelstiftung in den Bavarian State. Painting Collections , Munich. Photo: © Georges Poncet / Bavarian State Painting Collections

Anselm Kiefer_Morgenthau

Anselm Kiefer, Morgenthau, 2016. Glass, metal, steel, acrylic, alumina, gold, gauze, mortar, lead, shellac and paintbrushes, 212 x 120 x 50 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffelstiftung in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Georges Poncet / Bavarian State Paintings Collections

Anselm Kiefer_Morgenthau Detail 1

Anselm Kiefer, Morgenthau, 2016 (Detail). Glass, metal, steel, acrylic, alumina, gold, gauze, mortar, lead, shellac and paintbrushes, 212 x 120 x 50 cm. Since 2017 Michael & Eleonore Stoffelstiftung in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Georges Poncet / Bavarian State Paintings Collections

Anselm Kiefer_Nero malt

Anselm Kiefer, Nero paints, 1974. Oil on pluck, 221,5 x 300,6 cm. Since 1984 Wittelsbach compensation fund , collection Prince Franz of Bavaria in the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich. Photo: © Bavarian State Painting Collections (Andreas Werner)

Raumaufnahme Foto H

View of Room 30 with works by Anselm Kiefer © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Haydar Koyupinar

Raumaufnahme Foto H

View of Room 30 with works by Anselm Kiefer © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Haydar Koyupinar 

Raumaufnahme Foto H

View of Room 30 with works by Anselm Kiefer © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Haydar Koyupinar 

Raumaufnahme Foto H

View of Room 30 with works by Anselm Kiefer © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, photo: Haydar Koyupinar