Twelve Lead Paintings 1989
Günther Förg’s beautifully produced, limited-edition book features twelve large-format lead paintings from 1989. The oversized trim size and high quality photographic reproductions convey an immediate and visceral impression of the paintings at scale. Like his contemporary and onetime collaborator Blinky Palermo, Förg dedicated himself to combining traditions of American Minimalism with a rigorous conceptual and even mystical underpinning. Förg’s thinly painted wooden surfaces and cloudy, layered palette have an enigmatic appeal, seemingly organic yet countered by the painterly application of his strict geometric figurations. In the words of fellow artist Max Weschler, “The special color of the lead […] oscillating between iridescent gray and blue, seems like a darkly threatening storm with its infinite gradations of gloom that coalesces in a fine play upon natural and artificial patinas.” Contributing essays by Britta Schröder and Max Wechsler.
Softcover w/ dustjacket / 10 x 14 inches / 36 pp / 20 color
Retail Price: $35.00