Skip to Main Content

Günther Förg

German, 1952–2013

2,153 followers
Follow

Günther Förg

German, 1952–2013

2,153
Followers
Biography

Günther Förg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and is part of a post-war generation of German artists who reacted against Modernism. His diverse body of work includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing, often in combination. Förg was one of the pioneers in exhibiting multi-disciplinary works, pre-dating much of installation art. Though stylistically diverse, his works share an interest in fragmentation and the political climate of his era in German. He has been historically categorized as an abstract and Minimalist artist (though his work does include some figuration). Förg is known for the use of brightly saturated solid colors, though one of his most famous series is a body of black-and-white photographs of international Bauhaus architecture, taken between 1980 and 2006.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$815k, Phillips, 2016
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Günther Förg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and is part of a post-war generation of German artists who reacted against Modernism. His diverse body of work includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing, often in combination. Förg was one of the pioneers in exhibiting multi-disciplinary works, pre-dating much of installation art. Though stylistically diverse, his works share an interest in fragmentation and the political climate of his era in German. He has been historically categorized as an abstract and Minimalist artist (though his work does include some figuration). Förg is known for the use of brightly saturated solid colors, though one of his most famous series is a body of black-and-white photographs of international Bauhaus architecture, taken between 1980 and 2006.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$815k, Phillips, 2016
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Günther Förg
Articles Featuring Günther Förg
Abstract Expressionist Titans Drive Sales at Sotheby’s Contemporary Auction
Nov 15th, 2019
Abstract Expressionist Titans Drive Sales at Sotheby’s Contemporary Auction
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
Günther Förg’s Grid Paintings Fuse the Geometries of Architecture and the Internet
Jun 18th, 2015
Günther Förg’s Grid Paintings Fuse the Geometries of Architecture and the Internet
Navigate right