Günther Förg, 6 Radierungen

Günther Förg (German, 1952-2013)

6 Radierungen, 1990

Medium: 6 Drypoint etchings on wove paper

Dimensions. each 39.5 x 26.5 cm

Edition of 20 + XIII: Hand-signed and numbered

Condition: Excellent

In stock

“Retrospectively, the reason for the continued importance of Förg’s oeuvre becomes clear. The evolution of his direct, subjective engagement with the aesthetic of the sublime — conducted without fear of stereotypical taboos — oscillates between appropriation and homage, yet Förg does so without any ironic quotations or other such cheap distancing techniques. Instead, he throws mythical ballast overboard and appropriates picture-making strategies in a way that makes them look new.” – Andreas Schlegel on Günther Förg in “Günther Förg”, Frieze Magazine, Spring 2012, pp. 134-135.

Discover the captivating world of Günther Förg‘s prints, encompassing intricate etchings, striking lithographs, and compelling woodcuts. Each artwork, available for sale, unveils Förg’s mastery across diverse printmaking techniques, inviting you to discover his unique artistic expression.

Günther Förg (1952-2013), a distinguished German abstract artist, left an indelible mark on the postwar art scene with his comprehensive body of work that spanned painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. At the heart of Förg’s practice were his painting and printmaking, through which he embarked on a profound exploration of Modernism‘s legacy, aiming to forge a new iconography reflective of the contemporary zeitgeist. His artwork frequently engaged with and referenced movements such as Russian Constructivism, Italian Rationalism, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, showcasing his deep reverence for and critical engagement with the history of art. Günther Förg‘s journey into abstraction and monochrome painting set him apart from the figurative painting trend then prevalent in Germany. His experimental approach was most vividly expressed in his celebrated lead series—acrylic paintings on lead sheets, mounted on wooden frames—that exemplified his innovative blurring of the boundaries between painting and sculpture, propelling the medium towards object-making. This series, in particular, underscored his unique ability to manipulate traditional materials in unexpected ways, challenging viewers’ perceptions and expectations of what painting could be. In his printmaking practice, Günther Förg demonstrated the same level of conceptual rigor and aesthetic innovation, extending his exploration of abstraction, color, and form. His prints are marked by a distinctive use of color blocks, geometric shapes, and layered textures, further enriching his investigation into the potentials of visual language and its capacity to convey complex ideas and emotions. Förg’s work, characterized by its intellectual depth and formal inventiveness, has been celebrated in major art institutions worldwide, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Brandhorst (Munich), Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Kunstmuseum Basel and the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid).

Günther Förg, 6 Radierungen


Limited Edition Print




Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Minimalism

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