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Günther Förg
1952 - 2013
UNTITLED
signed on the reverse
acrylic and lead laid down on wood
180 by 110 cm. 70 7/8 by 43 1/4 in.
Executed in 1995.
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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"I like very much the qualities of lead – the surface, the heaviness... In [some] works the materials would be explicitly visible as grounds. I like to react on things, with the normal canvas you 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: David Ryan, Talking Painting: Dialogue with Twelve Contemporary Abstract Painters, London 2002, p. 77

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