I have been an admirer of Anselm Kiefer for quite some time. He was likely the first contemporary painter I began following, way back while I was in high school – decades ago. I noticed a few weeks ago that the Bermondsey location of the Whitecube Gallery, (here in London), has a Kiefer currently on, titled "Walhalla". While a great admirer, I wasn't enthusiastic about the prospect of seeing the show. This would be the 3rd substantial Kiefer exhibition in London over just a couple of years. The last was a massive retrospective at the Royal Academy in 2015, and not long before was a substantial solo exhibition at the Whitecube Bermondsey, not a small space. As both exhibitions were excellent, I wouldn't think it possible to better. I decided that I should take a look, and prepared myself for more of the same; disappointment.
Was I ever wrong...Read More