532
532
Günther Förg
UNTITLED
Estimation
250 000350 000
Lot. Vendu 462,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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532
Günther Förg
UNTITLED
Estimation
250 000350 000
Lot. Vendu 462,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Günther Förg
B. 1952
UNTITLED
signed and dated 08
acrylic and oil on canvas
77 by 88 ½ in. 195.6 by 224.8 cm.
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This work is recorded in the archive of Günther Förg as No. WVF 08.B.0028. We thank Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Günther Förg for the information he has kindly provided on this work.

Provenance

Estate of Günther Förg
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

Exposition

Santa Fe, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Günther Förg, July - September 2008

Description

"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, oinline

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