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Günther Förg (1952-2013)
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Günther Förg (1952-2013)

Untitled (farbfeld)

Günther Förg (1952-2013)
Untitled (farbfeld)
signed and dated 'Förg 1986' (on the reverse)
acrylic on board
60 x 160 cm.
Painted in 1986
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna.
Acquired from the above by Alessandro Grassi in 1987.
Günther Förg. Verzeichnis der Arbeiten seit 1973, Verlag
Christoph Dürr, Munich 1987, no. 147/86.
Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, Günther Förg, 15 March-3 May 1987 (illustrated, unpaged). This exhibition later travelled to Saint Etienne, Maison de la culture et de la communication, 4 June-12 July 1987 and The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum, September 1988.
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We are most grateful to Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Günther Förg for the information he has kindly provided for the catalogue.

It is through its colours that a painting begins to assume a truly enigmatic quality; these take one into the nervous system or the mood of the painting. That which seems to be clearly definable, in a formal sense, becomes infinitely mysterious through the addition of colour and the optical effect of colour. The paintings of Förg are therefore not at all "simple".' (Rudi Fuchs quoted in Abstract, Dialect, Förg, exh.cat., Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1995, p. 12.)

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