Gunther Forg

Nationality: German

Birth Year: 1952

Place of Birth: Fssen, Germany

Biography

The body of work that Gunther Forg has produced in his thirty-year career is hard to narrow to any single medium or impulse.  He makes sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, and paintings; his installations and murals might incorporate each of these.  And in all of Forg’s work, there is a reference to architecture and form, which has served as his main point of departure.  From his early Conceptual art in the 1970s, in which monochromes and grays dominated, Forg began to expand and define a larger, more colorful palette.  Because of this use of bold colors, and because of the simplicity and repetition of his designs, the artist is often associated with Minimalism.  But, one must approach this minimalist designation with some hesitation, for Forg’s work is only minimalist in part.  There is an organic and spontaneous quality to it that seems the opposite.  Ultimately Forg’s work seeks an alternate minimalism which responds as much to Durer and Rembrandt, as to LeWitt and Albers.  Gunther Forg’s work can be found in many impressive collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum, Berlin; and the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino.

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LOT SOLD (1989 - 2009)

843

MAX PRICE

$290,000

AVG PRICE

$37,697

TOTAL SALES (1989 - 2009)

$2,261,851

 Ohne Titel by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Ohne Titel

Phillips, New York

May 14, 2015

$581,000  USD

 Ohne Titel by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Ohne Titel

Phillips, New York

May 14, 2015

$341,000  USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Untitled

Christie's, New York

May 12, 2015

 USD

 The reason why I work with Maurice, is because here the beer cost me nothing by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

The reason why I work with Maurice, is because her

Rosebery's, London

April 25, 2015

$213  USD

 WWM by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

WWM

Phillips, New York

April 21, 2015

 USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Untitled

Phillips, New York

April 21, 2015

$1,875  USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Untitled

Christie's, Amsterdam

April 14, 2015

$31,887  USD

 Untitled by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Untitled

Christie's, Amsterdam

April 14, 2015

$8,636  USD

 Composition by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Composition

Auctionata, Berlin

March 27, 2015

 USD

News

White Cube Mason's Yard Shows Günther Förg's "Lead Paintings" in London

By Rachel Will | May 27, 2015

When viewing the late German artist Günther Förg’s geometric lead paintings, associations of Modernist painters Mark Rothko, Brice Marden, and Barnett Newman may come to mind. But unlike the...

DEALER'S NOTEBOOK: Carles Tache on the Barcelona Market and Defying Censorship

By Art+Auction | February 10, 2013

AGE: 65HAILS FROM: BarcelonaPRESIDES OVER: Galería Carles Taché, Calle Consejo de Ciento, 290, BarcelonaGALLERY’S SPECIALTY: Contemporary artARTISTS SHOWN: Chema Alvargonzález, Eduardo...

SLIDESHOWS

Günther Förg 'Lead Paintings'

By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 27, 2015

Events

Günther Förg

Feb 20 - Mar 28, 2015

Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

Günther Förg: Lead Paintings

Feb 19 - Mar 28, 2015

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

In-Between

Jun 25 - Aug 31, 2013

Skarstedt Gallery, London

Winter Group Show

Jan 7 - Mar 1, 2014

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Variations in Abstraction

Jul 1 - Sep 13, 2014

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

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