kiefer-200Anselm Kiefer (Germany, 1945-) Critic Simon Shama describes the neo-expressionist work of Anselm Kiefer; "Kiefer is incapable of doing anything trivial" and "contemporary art doesn't get any better than this." Born into war-torn Germany, Kiefer says his work is difficult and serious. The sculptor, painter and larger-scale installationist does not create entertainment or non-art like so many of his contemporaries, rather his works provoke a wide range of deep emotional responses.

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