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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LOT SOLD (1989 - 2009)

694

MAX PRICE

$290,000

AVG PRICE

$37,697

TOTAL SALES (1989 - 2009)

$2,261,851

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September 25, 2014

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Christie's, South Kensington

September 25, 2014

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Christie's, South Kensington

September 25, 2014

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