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Heliogabal

Artist
Anselm Kiefer, German, born 1945
Date
1974
Material
Watercolor and oil paint on paper
Place made
Hornbach, Germany, Europe
Classification
Drawings & watercolors
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
11 3/4 x 15 9/16 in. (29.8 x 39.5 cm)
framed: 18 1/8 x 21 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (46 x 55.2 x 3.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Wooten Moore
Rights
© Anselm Kiefer
Object Number
58:2001
Private Collector, Buffalo, NY [1]

Perry Rubenstein Fine Art, New York, NY, purchased from private collector [2]

by 1979 - 1988
Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY [3]

1988 - 2001
Mr. and Mrs. John Wooten Moore, St. Louis, MO [4]

2001 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Mr. and Mrs. John Wooten Moore [5]


Notes
[1] A label previously located on the verso reads "Castellani Collection," but offers no address or phone # [SLAM document files]. According to a Buffalo State University art history site, the Armand Castellani Collection and Buscaglia-Castellani Gallery are located in Niagara Falls, NY. It is probable that this drawing was part of the Castellani Collection sometime before 1979.

[2] Perry Rubenstein Fine Art purchased the drawing from a private collector in Buffalo. Provenance is noted on an invoice dated July 12, 1988 [SLAM document files].

[3] Correspondence between Ronald K. Greenberg and Museum curator Olivia Lahs-Gonzalez dated August 28, 2001 indicates that the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in St. Louis acquired the drawing from the Barbara Mathes Gallery sometime between 1979-1980 [letter, SLAM document files]. It is likely that the St. Louis gallery served as a local broker for the Barbara Mathes Gallery and facilitated the sale of the drawing in 1988.

[4] Referenced in the Bill of Sale dated July 12, 1988 [SLAM document files].

[5] Minutes of the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, September 20, 2001.
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