Günther Förg, ‘14 works: Untitled’, Phillips

Dates: (i), (ii) 1984 (iii), (iv) 1983 (v), (x), (xi), (xii) 1978. (vi) 1981 (vii) Executed circa 1975-1984 (viii), (ix) 1979 (xiii) Executed 1975 (xiv) 1976

Medium: (i) collage and felt-tip pen on paper mounted on cardboard
(ii) acrylic and collage on cardboard
(iii) black and white photograph and collage on cardboard
(iv) collage and felt-tip pen on cardboard
(v) watercolour on paper
(vi) pencil, pen and coloured pencil on paper mounted on cardboard
(vii) mixed media and pencil on paper mounted on cardboard
(viii) watercolour and pencil on velin mounted on cardboard
(ix) collage, acrylic and mixed media on paper mounted on cardboard
(x) monotype, in 2 parts
(xi) acrylic on paper
(xii) acrylic and pencil on cardboard
(xiii) mixed media and tempera on paper mounted on cardboard

Signature: (i) signed and dated 'Förg 1984' lower right (ii) signed and dated 'Förg 84' lower left (iii) signed and dated 'Förg 1983' lower left; further signed and dated 'Förg 1983' on the reverse (iv) signed, titled and dated 'FÖRG "ENTWURF AUSSTELLUNG NOVEMBER 83" 1983' lower right (v) signed and dated 'Förg 78' lower right (vi) signed and dated 'Förg 81' lower right (vii) annotated 'röhrenzeichnung Versuch I' lower right (viii) signed, titled and dated 'FÖRG "TRINGEL" 79' lower right (ix) signed and dated 'Förg 79' lower right (x) signed and dated 'Förg 78' lower right on each (xi) signed and dated 'Förg 1978' lower right (xii) signed, titled and dated 'Förg "Treppe" 1978' lower right (xiii) signed, dated and annotated 'Förg 75 Salzburg' (xiv) signed and dated 'Förg 1976

Wim van Krimpen Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection

About Günther Förg

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.

German, 1952-2013, Fuessen, Germany, based in Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland