Kiefer’s Destructive Seascapes

anselmKieferCharlesDupr_578345aThe Independent writes: ‘We’ve been here before, all week in Japan, on all the world’s television screens – giant, terrible, destructive seascapes, writ large… Here they are slightly different, of course. Anselm Kiefer’s rectangular seascapes, glazed, framed in the sombrest of sombre blacks, are mounted 12 to a wall, facing each other; at the back of the room, there is yet another, even larger, which meets our eye as we enter. This one has the hulking wreck of a ship suspended from it, guns blazing, perfectly squared up. All these images started their lives as photographs.Then they were worked on, pulverized until they squealed.’

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