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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    Günther Förg (1952-2013)


    Price Realised  


    Günther Förg (1952-2013)
    signed and dated ‘Förg 2001’ (on the reverse)
    acrylic on lead on wood
    43 ¼ x 35 5/8in. (110 x 90.5cm.)
    Executed in 2001

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    ‘Colours emerge, the paintings become more open, and even the material’s arbitrary elements on the surface and in the patina become part of the picture’
    (G. Förg, quoted in Günther Förg, Paintings on Lead, exh. cat., Thomas Dane Gallery, London 2006).

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Private Collection.
    Anon. sale, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers Copenhagen, 3 October 2011, lot 694.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Post Lot Text

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