Ride to the Vistula

Anselm Kiefer German

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Ride to the Vistula shares its title with a 1941 book by the Silesian author Alfons Hayduk, a historian of the Vistula region who was also a member of the Nazi party; the book was banned in West Germany after the war. A plunging horse (Poland) stretches diagonally across the entire sheet, its rear leg extending the composition’s borders (and metaphorically, Germany’s or Poland’s) onto a small rectangle of paper at the upper left.

Ride to the Vistula, Anselm Kiefer (German, born Donaueschingen, 1945), Acrylic and graphite on joined paper

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