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von the Guardian

Sunflowers and Nazi salutes: the Anselm Kiefer extravaganza hits the Royal Academy – in pictures

Interior (Innenraum), 1981

Anselm Kiefer (German, 1945). My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1974–75. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995 (1995.14.14) | The inscription on this drawing is taken from composer Richard Wagner's The Valkyrie, in which Wotan's half-mortal son Siegmund, in need of a weapon to fight the unwanted husband of his newly beloved sister Sieglinde, cries out, "Ein Schwert Verhie? mir der Vater" ("My father pledged me a sword"). #sword

Joseph Beuys - ICA Lecture (1974) [English] -listen online (Joseph Beuys lecture in English: Art into Society - Society into Art (at the ICA, London. May, 1974) [MP3] )

"Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will." - Anselm Kiefer (Portrait by Peter Rigaud)

anselm kiefer As Vast as the Ocean or the Stars (by My Daily Struggle)

von The Independent

Margarete (1981) by Anselm Kiefer (Saatchi collection)

Margarete (1981) by Anselm Kiefer (Saatchi collection) | Oil and bundles of straw on canvas 280 x 380 cm 110 x 150" #mixed_media