Born in 1945, Anselm Kiefer is one of the most prominent post-war artists in Germany.
As a painter Kiefer is concerned primarily with taboo and controversial issues from recent history, in particular themes from Nazi rule. He has never been afraid to confront his country's dark past, and many of his works are created on a huge scale that adds to their confrontational nature.
The Royal Academy is staging what it says is the artist's "most significant exhibition ever held in the UK" while The Guardian describes it as "the most anticipated exhibition of the year."
The works on display span Kiefer's 40-year career and include new work created specifically for the gallery.
Sun-Thurs 10.00-18.00. Fri 10.00-22.00. Sat 10.00-21.00.
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Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, tel. +44(0)2073008000.