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Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven

Anselm Kiefer (German, born Donaueschingen, 1945)

Date:
1970
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on joined paper
Dimensions:
H. 15-3/4, W. 18-7/8 inches (40 x 47.9 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.14.4
  • Description

    Part of a series of watercolors related to the photographs Kiefer staged in 1969 reenacting the Nazi salute, Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven re-imagines the now-miniscule figure of the artist in a green military coat in the midst of a vast, snow-dusted field. The transparent hemisphere under which this tiny figure stands isolates him further from the surrounding land-scape. As Kiefer has said, "Each man has his own dome, his own perceptions, his own theories. There is no one God for all."

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed in graphite pencil U.L.: Erde/Welt [Earth/World]

  • Exhibition History

    - Fuchs, Freiburg.
    - Seymour, London, plate 1
    - Fuchs, Dusseldorf Tour, p 147, plate 103, cat # 62
    - Rosenthal, Chicago Tour, p 16, plate 2
    - Rosenthal, Japan Tour, p 84, cat # W-2

    Duisburg. Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst. "Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer: Zeichnungen, Gouachen, Bücher," June 29–September 30, 2012, unnumbered cat. (p. 179; as "Jeder Mensch steht unter seiner Himmelskugel").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Land Marks," April 30–August 25, 2013, no catalogue.

  • References

    - Fuchs, Freiburg.
    - Seymour, London, plate 1
    - Fuchs, Dusseldorf Tour, p 147, plate 103, cat # 62
    - Rosenthal, Chicago Tour, p 16, plate 2
    - Rosenthal, Japan Tour, p 84, cat # W-2

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