Exhibition: Foundation Collection Kurt Fried in Berlin
Rothko Visiting Ketterer
Mark Rothko
Ohne Titel, 1969 Oil and gouache on paper and canvas, 74,4 x 55,5cm
Berlin, 22 June 2016 (kk) - Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Günther Uecker are just some of the glamorous names represented in the Foundation Collection Kurt Fried at the Ulm Museum. A selection of works from this acclaimed collection will now go from Ulm to the German capital. As of 17 July 40 works by almost just as many artists will be on display at Ketterer Kunst in Berlin.

Apart from one or the other excursus into the 1980s, the exhibition allows fantastic insight into the German and American art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.

Kurt Fried, who deceased in 1981, was author of several books and editor of the "Schwäbische Donau-Zeitung", renamed "Südwest Presse" in 1968. He was passionate about culture and politics, but mostly about art, particularly contemporary art. What began as a personal interest led to the opening of his own gallery, the "studio f", in the late 1950s. Up until his death he was in charge of the gallery, in 1978 he made a generous donation to the Ulm Museum.

"It is a great honor for me to appreciate Kurt Fried's legacy with this exhibition and to have the opportunity to offer parts of his marvelous collection a new platform in our Berlin location. This way these great works will be accessible for a new audience during the Berlin Biennale and the Berlin Art Week", says Robert Ketterer, owner and director of Ketterer Kunst.

Dr. Martin Mäntele, curator at the Ulm Museum, which will show the complete collection of the Foundation Kurt Fried as of November for the first time in many years, is fascinated by the project: "This is the first time that we send select works from our collection to the German capital. The objective is to show the audience how much our Museum has to offer and that Ulm is definitely worthwhile a visit".

On occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Zu Gast bei Ketterer Kunst Berlin - Stiftung Sammlung Kurt Fried des Ulmer Museums" on Sunday July 17 at 11 a.m., Dr. Martin Mäntele, director of the HfG-Archive Ulm / Ulm Museum, will deliver a speech after the welcome address of Robert Ketterer, owner and director of Ketterer Kunst.

What?Exhibition of around 40 objects
by, among others, Josef Albers, Horst Antes, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Antonio Calderara, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Gotthard Graubner, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Piero Manzoni, Almir da Silva Mavignier, Kenneth Noland, A.R. Penck, Karl Georg Pfahler, Otto Piene, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, Günther Uecker, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.
When ?Monday, 18 July 2016 to Tuesday, 27 September 2016
opening hours: Mon-Fri from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where ?Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstr. 70,  10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg Germany
Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in fine art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Representatives in Berlin Heidelberg, Duesseldorf and Modena (Italy) contribute substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as permanent online auctions on www.ketterer-internet-auctions.com are regular events at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer is owner and director of Ketterer Kunst.

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