Sale: 553 / Contemporary Day Sale, June 07. 2024 in Munich Lot 139

Günther Förg
Ohne Titel, 1989.
Acrylic on panel
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 74,900 - 96,300

Ohne Titel. 1989.
Acrylic on panel.
Signed and dated in upper left. Signed and dated on the reverse. 128 x 87.5 cm (50.3 x 34.4 in), incl. artist frame. [JS].

• A powerful composition that gains particular intensity from the radiance of the color and the contrast between surface and structure.
• Förg's combines seemingly opposites: the geometric rigor of the composition with the gestural spontaneity of the vibrant application of paint.
• A fine example of Förg's masterful play with the adaptation of art-historical traditions: In addition to Blinky Palermo, Förg refers to the American post-war art of Barnett Newman or Brice Marden.
• In 2014, the Museum Brandhorst, Munich, presented a first posthumous retrospective of the artist's work, followed by a show at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Dallas Museum of Art in 2018, as well as a major retrospective at the Long Museum, Shanghai, in 2023

The work is registered in the archive of the Estate Günther Förg under the number WVF 89.B.0879. We are grateful to Mr Michael Neff, Estate Günther Förg, for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a. M.
Private collection Bavaria (acquired from the above in 2020)
Private collection Berlin.

Called up: June 7, 2024 - ca. 14.23 h +/- 20 min.

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation for Günther Förg "Ohne Titel"
This lot can only be purchased subject to regular taxation, artist‘s resale right compensation is due.

Regular taxation:
Hammer price up to 800,000 €: herefrom 27 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 800,000 € is subject to a premium of 21% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 800,000 €.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 4,000,000 € is subject to a premium of 15% and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 4,000,000 €.
The statutory VAT of currently 19 % is levied to the sum of hammer price and premium. As an exception, the reduced VAT of 7 % is added for printed books.

Calculation of artist‘s resale right compensation:
For works by living artists, or by artists who died less than 70 years ago, a artist‘s resale right compensation is levied in accordance with Section 26 UrhG:
4 % of hammer price from 400.00 euros up to 50,000 euros,
another 3 % of the hammer price from 50,000.01 to 200,000 euros,
another 1 % for the part of the sales proceeds from 200,000.01 to 350,000 euros,
another 0.5 % for the part of the sale proceeds from 350,000.01 to 500,000 euros and
another 0.25 % of the hammer price over 500,000 euros.
The maximum total of the resale right fee is EUR 12,500.

The artist‘s resale right compensation is VAT-exempt.