Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Untitled 2008

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Günther Förg
(German, 1952-2013)
Untitled
2008

Sold for £ 137,000 (US$ 170,267) inc. premium
Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013)
Untitled
2008

signed and dated 08
oil and acrylic on canvas

180 by 150.5 cm.
70 7/8 by 59 1/4 in.

Footnotes

  • We are most grateful to Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Günther Förg, Frankfurt, for the information he has kindly provided.

    Provenance
    Galerie Lelong, Zurich
    Galeria Carles Taché, Madrid
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner



    Günther Förg's Untitled from 2008 epitomises the artist's ongoing experiments with colour, shape and materiality. Accentuated by the gestural presence of the vivid brushstrokes, the artist distils the very essence of pigment and composition – merging form and content to an inseparable, harmonious entity.

    Förg came to prominence in the 1980s, alongside internationally renowned titans of Post-War German art, including Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, following joint exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler in Cologne. Against the prevailing trend of figuration espoused by his contemporaries, Förg's artistic output largely focused on abstraction and his practice owes a huge debt to the monochromatic works of Blinky Palermo. Intensively creative throughout his multi-disciplinary career, the artist's experiments in the field of abstraction have covered a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography, graphics, installation and painting; a skilful mastery echoed in the depth and vigour of the present work.

    Günther Förg's works are held in the most prestigious permanent collections including MoMA, New York, Tate Modern, London, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions at the MMK, Frankfurt, the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, MACBA, Barcelona and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art have accentuated his status as one of the leading artists of his generation.
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