In 1974 Anselm Kiefer produced Erotik im Fernen Osten oder: Transition from Cool to Warm, a e book of watercolors. Thirty years later, Gagosian Gallery’s latest catalogue marks Kiefer’s go back to the medium, with works made among 2012 and 2015.

Greater than 40 distinctive artists’s books, their pages painted with gesso to imitate marble, may also be discovered within the fun new tome. Artists’s books are an vital a part of Kiefer’s oeuvre; over the years they’ve ranged in scale from the intimate to the huge, and in fabrics, from result in dried plant topic. On this number of books, the sequences of narrative knowledge and visible impact evoke the delicate staying power of the sacred and the non secular throughout the feminine figures at the marbled pages.