So I was very happy that my wife & I could see an exhibition with new works by the artist @ Gagosian in Chelsea (West 21st Street, New York gagosian ). The show is called: "Transition from Cold to Warm" (through July 14, 2017). I think the title is well chosen. The exhibition displays indeed a very different Kiefer. Usually his works are very serious & sinister and they refer to destruction, death, decay & Holocaust. But the new show was full of life, joy & lust.
The press release explains "The exhibition’s title, “Transition from Cool to Warm,” refers to a celebrated book of watercolors that he produced from 1974 to 1977, in which cool, blue marine land and seascapes transform into warm female nudes." (gagosian).
Gagosian also showed more than 40 of Kiefer´s new books, some of them you can see below. "Their pages painted with gesso to mimic marble, displayed in an installation of glass vitrines (press release).