Günther Förg - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1994

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Galerie Fahnemann, Günther Förg,, May 11-June 19, 1994

  • Literature

    Günther Förg, exh. cat., Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, 1994, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "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, 1997



acrylic and lead on wood
43 1/4 x 35 1/2 in. (109.9 x 90.2 cm)
Signed, dated and inscribed "Forg 93 9/93" on the reverse.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $125,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am