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Günther Förg Art

German, 1952-2013
Günther Förg (5 December 1952 – 5 December 2013) was a German painter, graphic designer, sculptor and photographer. His abstract style was influenced by American abstract painting. Förg was born in Füssen, Allgäu. His father, Michael, worked in a customs office. He studied from 1973 until 1979 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Karl Fred Dahmen. From 1992 until 1999, he taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. From 1999 on he was a professor in Munich. He had a home in Areuse, Switzerland, as well as in Freiburg. In 1993 he married Ika Huber. His paintings of geometric abstraction, intensely tinted, have a very strong decorative character. Förg combined diverse materials and media in painting, sculpture, and photography. The themes of his large-scale architectural photographs are Bauhaus aesthetics and fascism, while his monochrome wall art and lead paintings are reflections on art. In the field of photography, his central masterpieces are the works at Wittgenstein House, Casa Malaparte, Casa del Fascio and more, from 1980-2006. In a recent exhibition, Q2 2009 in Berlin, «60 Jahre / 60 Werke» on the 60th anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany, Förg's photography was represented by 5 outstanding photographs: "Ida", 1985/86 (180x120cm ); "Treppenhaus München", 1986 (180x120cm); "Michaela", 1986 (180x120cm), "Asilo d'infanzia, Sant Elia, Como", 1986, (180x120cm), "Asilo d'Infanzia, Sant Elia, Como", 1986 (180x120cm). Förg was mentioned in «Art now vol. 3”, Taschen Verlag, 2009 as one of the 133 most interesting living artists. According to Artinvestor Magazine, 2009, Förg ranks globally as number 23 when several factors are combined, including a collector base, auction results, and gallery network. He died, aged 61, in Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Exhibitions Förg had his first solo exhibition at Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Munich, in 1980 with a series of monochrome paintings. In 1992, his work could be seen at the documenta IX, followed by an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1995. Förg has had solo exhibitions at Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, Museum der Stadt Füssen, Füssen, Germany, and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany.
(Biography provided by GALERIA LUIS CARVAJAL)
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Artist: Günther Förg
Günther Förg, Untitled (Portfolio Pi) - Signed Woodcut Print, Abstract Art
By Günther Förg
Located in Hamburg, DE
Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Untitled (from Portfolio Pi), 1995 Medium: Woodcut on wove paper Dimensions: 80 x 60 cm Edition of 98: Hand-signed and numbered
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Günther Förg Art

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Günther Förg, Hora - Etching, 1999, Abstract Art, Minimalism, Signed Print
By Günther Förg
Located in Hamburg, DE
Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Hora, 1999 Medium: Etching on rag paper Dimensions: 82 x 63 cm (32 x 24.75 in) Edition of 99 + 12 AP: Hand-signed and numbered Condition: Mint
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Günther Förg Art

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Etching

Günther Förg, Coda - Set of 3 Etchings, Signed Prints, Abstract Art
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Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Coda, 1996-98 Medium: Three etchings on Rives BFK rag paper Dimensions: 50 × 40 cm (19 7/10 × 15 7/10 in) Edition of 60: Hand-signed and numbered (ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Günther Förg Art

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Etching

Günther Förg, Six Rectangles - Woodcut in Colors, Abstract Art, Signed Print
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Günther Förg (Füssen 1952 – 2013 Freiburg) Six Rectangles, 1991 Medium: Woodcut in colors on card stock Dimensions: 56 x 80 cm (60 x 84 cm) Unknown edition size: Hand-signed and date...
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Untitled, Woodcut, Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Minimalism, 21st Century
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Located in Hamburg, DE
Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Untitled, 1990 Medium: Woodcut in colors on wove paper Dimensions: 103 x 80 cm Edition of 20: Hand signed, numbered and dated in pencil Condition: Ve...
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Blau, grün, blau
By Günther Förg
Located in New York, NY
Etching on Zerkall rag paper Sheet: 38 3/4 x 27 1/2 in. (98 x 69.5 cm) Edition of 60 Signed and numbered in pencil on lower margin Published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York
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1990s Abstract Günther Förg Art

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Hora
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Etching on rag paper Sheet: 32 x 24 3/4 in. (82 x 63 cm) Edition of 99 Signed and numbered in pencil on lower margin Published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York
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1990s Abstract Günther Förg Art

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Etching

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