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Günther Förg
1952 - 2013
UNTITLED
signed and dated 90 on the reverse
acrylic on lead on wood
180 by 120.5 cm. 70 7/8 by 47 3/8 in.
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We thank Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Günther Förg for the information he has kindly provided on this work.

Provenance

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"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...."

GÜNTHER FÖRG
in conversation with David Ryan in Talking Painting, 1997, online

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