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    Sale 3065

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 - 2 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 49

    Günther Förg (1952-2013)


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    Günther Förg (1952-2013)
    signed and dated 'Förg 91' (upper right); signed, dated and inscribed 'Frankfurt Förg 91' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on wood in artist's frame
    210 x 180cm.
    Executed in 1991

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    ‘It’s always more than its starting point because of its physical manifestation – because it is a painting. There is also a sensibility, a sensuality. If you only have the concept and maybe, yes, you do a really good job with this concept, it will, however, never have the fullness of sensibility that good painting will have. Really, painting should be sexy. It should be sensual. These are things that will always escape the concept. I think painting is a resilient practice; if you look through the history of painting, it doesn't change so much and we always see it in the present. It is still now’ — G. Förg

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    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.


    Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work was executed in 1991.

    Post Lot Text

    This work is registered in the artist's archives under the archive no. WVF.91.B.0141.

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