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Born 1952 in Füssen, Germany; died 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.

Lived and worked in Switzerland.


Günther Förg was a German abstract artist who produced paintings, sculpture, and photographs that explored a lifelong fascination with Modernism. From his early monochromatic pieces to his images of significant architecture, Förg engaged with the formalism of 20th-century avant-garde movements. “I like very much the qualities of lead—the surface, the heaviness. Some of the paintings were completely painted, and you only experience the lead at the edges; this gives the painting a very heavy feeling—it gives the color a different density and weight,” he said of his Lead Paintings.


In 1992, he was represented at the documenta 9, and in 1996, he won the prestigious Wolfgang Hahn Prize, awarded annually by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.


His works can be seen in collections of the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.


Raumpaar I + II, 2009

Diptych, Acrylique on Paper

75 x 55 cm

edition of 16 each, nr.11

signed and framed


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