Cover of the book Anselm Kiefer: Ureaus
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Anselm Kiefer: Ureaus

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This book was published on the occasion of Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus at Rockefeller Center, New York. It centers on the artist’s first site-specific public sculpture in the United States, commissioned by the Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, and presented by Gagosian.

The work consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings spanning 30 feet wide, both made of lead, mounted on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless-steel column. Clustered around the base are more outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column.

The publication includes photography of the work in situ along with an adapted and expanded transcript of a conversation held between the artist and Richard Calvocoressi at the New School, New York. A text by Nicholas Baume, chief curator of the Public Art Fund, describes the journey of this artwork from conception to completion.

Publisher: Gagosian
Publication date: 2019
Contributors: Nicholas Baume, Richard Calvocoressi, Anselm Kiefer
Designer: Peter Willberg, London
Printer: Pureprint Group, Uckfield, England
Format: Hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: 9 3/4 × 12 5/8 inches (24.8 × 32.1 cm)
Pages: 48
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-938748-73-8


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