On the occasion of Otto Fried’s 100th birthday (13.12.1922-31.12.2020)
on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, 5 to 7 p.m. at Ludwig Museum Koblenz
The event commemorates the American artist Otto Fried, who was born in Koblenz 100 years ago. Most recently, the Ludwig Museum Koblenz reintroduced Otto Fried, whose works are in the collections of the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Centre Pompidou, to Germany: In the summer of 2020, the museum showed Fried’s paintings and sculptures in the exhibition Otto Fried – “Heaven can wait / Heaven can’t wait”. In 1958, Fried, invited by the American cultural attaché, showed his monotypes in the Deutschherrenhaus, the historic building, which now houses the Ludwig Museum. In 1978, the Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, presented Fried’s works in an exhibition entitled “Streams (Ströme)”. The 2020 show, at the Ludwig Museum, was the last exhibition of his lifetime. During the Shoah relatives of Otto Fried were deported and murdered and he was forced to flee Germany, fortunate to be able to escape to the United States. There and in Paris, he created the vast majority of his work. Nevertheless, Otto Fried frequently visited his hometown. At Koblenz’ Ludwig Museum we feel now pleased to be able to commemorate his 100th birthday and celebrate his work.
Greetings and biographical notes:
PRIV. DOZ. DR. MARGIT THEIS-SCHOLZ
Head of Education and Culture, City of Koblenz
PROF. DR. BEATE REIFENSCHEID
Director, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz
Chairwoman of the Friends of the Mittelrhein Museum & of the Ludwig Museum e.V.
PROF. DR. BARBARA WOLBERT
Cousin of the artist Otto Fried
Drinks will be served.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Museum admission € 6, reduced € 4.
Tuesday, 13.12.2022, 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Museum admission €6, reduced € 4.
Registration by Sunday 11/12/2022 at 5pm by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone during opening hours on 0261/129 2406 .