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


Günther Förg (1952-2013)
signed and dated 'Förg 93' (on the reverse)
acrylic on lead on wood
43 ¼ x 35 ½in. (110 x 90cm.)
Executed in 1993
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2002.
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.
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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.

Lot Essay

‘I like very much the qualities of lead – the surface, the heaviness. Some of the paintings were completely painted, and you only experience the lead at the edges; this gives the painting a very heavy feeling - it gives the colour a different density and weight. In other works the materials would be explicitly visible as grounds. I like to react on things, with the normal canvas you often have to kill the ground, give it something to react against. With the metals you already have something - its scratches, scrapes’ (G. Förg, quoted in D. Ryan, Talking Painting, Karlsruhe 1997, http:/www.david-ryan.co.uk/Gunther0Forg.html)

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