The Margulies Collection in Miami has acquired ‘Die Erdzeitalter’ (Ages Of The World) (2014), the impressive installation that serves as a centerpiece for Anselm Kiefer’s current retrospective at London’s Royal Academy. The show will is the most significant exhibition of the German artist’s work ever held in the UK, spanning his entire 40 year career and unveiling new work created in direct response to the Royal Academy’s spaces. Kiefer’s extraordinary body of work includes painting, sculpture and monumental installations; including the work acquired by the collection.
The Margulies Collection is a non-profit institution located in a 45,000 square foot retro-fitted warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of collector Martin Z. Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program. The Margulies Collection is apparently considered by curators, critics, artists, dealers and collectors as one of the most important collections of its kind. With a stated mission of education in the arts, the Warehouse has welcomed thousands of students and visitors from all over the world. The collection is operated and funded by the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, a thirty year resource for the study and enjoyment of the visual arts. The long time curator of the collection is Katherine Hinds.
“This major work by Kiefer will be a feature exhibition next season at the Warehouse in the Fall of 2015–2016 season,” a collection representative stated in an email to Artnews.
The towering work of abandoned canvases made its debut at the retrospective and fills the Royal Academy’s octogonal gallery.
Photo:Courtesy Royal Academy London 2014 all rights reserved