Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 889

 
889
Günther Förg
Ohne Titel, 1992.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 112,500 / $ 135.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 1992.
Acrylic on lead on wood.
Verso signed and dated. 120 x 90 x 3 cm (47.2 x 35.4 x 1.1 in).

We are grateful to Mr Michael Neff from the Estate Günther Förg for his kind confirmation of this work's authenticity. The work is registered with the archive number WVF.92.B.0001.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

Essay
Our work was made in 1992, the year Förg participated in Documenta IX in Kassel. It is part of the group of Günther Förg's Bleibilder (Lead Pictures), which helped the artist to his breakthrough. Through the combination of the heavy and cold material with the bright color fields Förg created a unique effect that emphasizes the work's dimension in a special way. The reduced usage of paint and the imge's symmetric composition underline Förg's approach to "create a pictorial form that is abstract and yet creates a feeling of an orderly space". (Quote after: Karel Schampers, Günther Förg, in: Günther Förg, Gesamte Editionen 1974-1988, Stuttgart 1989, p. 18). [ST]
889
Günther Förg
Ohne Titel, 1992.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 112,500 / $ 135.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)