This work is recorded in the archive of Günther Förg as No. WVF.03.B.0024. We thank Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Günther Förg for the information he has kindly provided on this work.
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon Acquired from the above by the present owner
Lisbon, Galeria Filomena Soares, Günther Förg, September - November 2003, n.p., no. 19, illustrated in colour
"I think if we take a broader perspective we could say that, fundamentally as soon as we engage with painting, we have the same problems that faced those at the beginning of the century or even before; problems around colour, form, composition" (Gunther Förg in conversation with David Ryan, Talking Painting, Karlsruhe 1997, online).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is lighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some evidence of light handling with some associated unobtrusive rub marks in places to the edges. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet lit. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."