Gallery Met: Anselm Kiefer

From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring
On the occasion of the final run of Otto Schenk’s production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Anselm Kiefer
February 17, 2009 – May 9, 2009

In the first collaboration between the Metropolitan Opera and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wagner-inspired works by contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer were shown in Gallery Met coinciding with the final run of Otto Schenk’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Nine of the dozen works displayed were on loan from the Met Museum, the rest from private collectors. The Metropolitan Museum  of Art also hung several other works by Kiefer during the run of the Gallery Met exhibition. 

Yggdrasil, 1980
gouache and acrylic on photograph
32 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

Grane, 1980
woodcuts and acrylic on cut and pasted papers, mounted on canvas
106 x 96 3/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1974-75
watercolor, gouache, and ballpoint pen on paper
11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1975
watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and ballpoint pen on paper
12 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

German Lineages of Salvation, 1975
watercolor, gouache, and ballpoint pen on paper
9 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 1995

Untitled (The Rhine), 1993
woodcuts on cut and pasted papers, mounted on canvas
67 x 96 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

Siegfried's Difficult Way to Brünnhilde, 1980
acrylic and gouache on photograph
23 1/8 x 32 7/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 1995

Brünnhilde Sleeps, 1980
acrylic and gouache on photograph
23 x 32 7/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 1995

Brünnhilde's Tod, 1978
pencil and gouache on paper
17 x 12 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Brünnhilde/Grane, 1982-93
woodcuts and acrylic on cut and pasted papers, mounted on canvas
106 x 96 3/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

Brünnhilde's Death, 1976
india ink, watercolor, and acrylic on joined paper
34 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches
Courtesy the artist and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

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Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.

Installation view of From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner’s Ring.