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Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013) Das Detail Vergrossern /A Portfolio of Seven Works

Auction:
3072B
Lot:
124
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$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3072B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 26, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013)

Das Detail Vergrossern/A Portfolio of Seven Works, 1985. Signed and dated "Förg..." in ink l.r., numbered "7/9" in ink l.l. Chromogenic prints, image sizes to 18 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (47.5 x 32.4 cm), each matted and framed.
Condition: One examined out of frame, possible color shifting.

Provenance: Estate of Richard E. Anderson, New York/Redding, Connecticut.

N.B. The German painter, graphic designer, and sculptor Günther Förg began making photographs in the mid-1980s. He is best known for large format images of famous architectural sites such as the Casa Malaparte on the Isle of Capri, the Wittgenstein House in Vienna, and Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Förg presents modern architecture in an unembellished way, using unusual perspectives, asymmetrical compositions, and a grainy focus. The works in this portfolio include five architectural views and two portraits.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sheets measure 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.5 cm), and the frames are glazed with glass. The prints are in good condition although the color does appear to have shifted. No additional issues to report.


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Keywords

Richard E. Anderson, Curzio Malaparte, European people, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Nationality, Philosophy, Roentgenium, Bauhaus, Tel Aviv

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