Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

German, b. 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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ART PRICES

LOT SOLD (1989 - 2009)

738

MAX PRICE

$290,000

AVG PRICE

$37,697

TOTAL SALES (1989 - 2009)

$2,261,851

 Erker-suite by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Erker-suite

Auctionata, Berlin

January 28, 2015

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 Erker-suite by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Erker-suite

Auctionata, Berlin

January 28, 2015

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 Color composition by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Color composition

Auctionata, Berlin

January 28, 2015

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 C?cile IX by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

C?cile IX

Sotheby's, Paris

December 3, 2014

$56,856  USD

 Engadin by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Engadin

Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

November 29, 2014

$4,201  USD

 Engadin by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Engadin

Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

November 29, 2014

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 Engadin by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Engadin

Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

November 29, 2014

 USD

 Ohne Titel by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Ohne Titel

Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

November 29, 2014

$1,089  USD

 Torso by Gunther Forg

Gunther Forg

Torso

Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

November 28, 2014

$85,580  USD

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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...

Events

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

Günther Forg

Nov 15, 2012 - Jan 26, 2013

Gió Marconi, Milan

Günther Förg

Nov 12, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012

Max Hetzler, Schöneberg

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