Lot 103
  • 103

Günther Förg

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Sold
42,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Günther Förg
  • Bleibilder
  • each: signed and dated '01 on the reverse
  • acrylic on lead, in four parts

Provenance

Kunsthandel Peter Wierny, Bonn
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

“Retrospectively, the reason for the continued importance of Förg’s oeuvre becomes clear. The evolution of his direct, subjective engagement with the aesthetic of the sublime — conducted without fear of stereotypical taboos — oscillates between appropriation and homage, yet Förg does so without any ironic quotations or other such cheap distancing techniques. Instead, he throws mythical ballast overboard and appropriates picture-making strategies in a way that makes them look new.”

Andreas Schlaegel quoted in Bruce Weber, "Günther Förg, German Artist Who Made Modernism His Theme, Dies at 61", The New York Times, 18 December 2013, online resource

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