Günther Förg has remained a prominent figure in European abstraction since exhibiting with Max Hetzler Gallery, Cologne in the 1980s. Förg’s stature in America grew later in the decade as curators like Susanne Ghez of the Renaissance Society of Chicago hosted Förg’s first museum exhibition and galleries like Luhring Augustine in New York promoted his works to a new audience. Förg and his early contemporaries, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen and Georg Herold have since become central to 20th century art history.
Wright is pleased to offer a selection of works by Günther Förg from the collection of Linda and Thomas Heagy. Important benefactors of the Renaissance Society, the Heagys also played a substantial role in supporting Förg’s career in the United States; these works stand as a testament to their commitment to the artist and the diversity of his practice.
Four works will be on view in our New York gallery beginning February 22nd. They will be sold at auction in Chicago on February 27th.