Günther Förg - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
    Private Collection, New Jersey

  • Literature

    "Günther Förg, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Villa de Paris, July 2 - October 13, 1991", Parkett, 1991, p. 105 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In Untitled 1991, Günther Förg draws upon the legacy of abstract expressionism and minimalism championed by his predecessors. Monumental in size and striking in its vivid yellow and burnt sienna hues, the present lot is a stunning example of the artist’s signature aesthetic and truly unique in its subtleties of color, line and texture. The planarity of the color block composition is interrupted by the presence of the artist’s hand, which is visible in the wide, gestural brushstrokes that traverse the wooden support. Untitled is also exemplary of Förg’s unique reliance on wood as a preferred medium. The wood grain lends a subtle texture to the canvas, while the artist’s frame affords the work a literal weight and concrete presence.



signed and dated "Förg '91" upper right
acrylic on wood, in artist's frame
84 1/4 x 72 1/4 in. (214 x 183.5 cm.)
Painted in 1991, this work is recorded in the archives of Günther Förg as No. WVF.91.B.0146. We thank Mr. Michael Neff from the Estate of Gunther Förg for the information he has kindly provided on this work.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016