Alfred Freddy Krupa collected by MoMA

Published by: Gabriel Krupa | 24-Apr-2021
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collected 3 artworks of the pioneer of the New Ink Art movement Alfred Freddy Krupa and included them in MoMA Manhattan Artists' Book Collection.
Venue: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Alfred Freddy Krupa (1971-) is known as the pioneer of the New Ink Art movement (Modern Ink Painting) and author of the New Ink Art Manifesto (1996) which original manuscript is today property of the documenta archive in Kassel, Germany. In 2019 ranked him in the TOP 10 Modern Ink Painters and in 2020 in the TOP 100 Ink Painters based on the recorded exhibition history. The collected works are "Alfred Freddy Krupa: a small recent collection of drawings = mala recentna kolekcija crteža" (1994), "Akvarel: iskustva jednog praktičara" (1994) and "The original art work/artist book by the Krupa / Modern ink painting, what is it?" (2014). First two has been created during wartime in Croatia, while he was a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (ALU), in his birth city of Karlovac which was then on the first front line. The the third one is actually conceptual artwork contemplating the meaning and value of the Modern In Painting. This collection, one of the most important of its kind, is fully devoted to the avant-garde form of artistic expression - the artists' books (it should not be confused with the MoMa Franklin Furnace Artists' Book Collection) and some of the most famous names included in the collection are Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930), Gerhard Richter (1932-), Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Keith Haring (1958-1990), Dieter Roth (1930-1998), Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), Yōko Ono (1933-), Hans-Peter Feldmann (1941-), Allen Ruppersberg (1944-), Marina Abramović (1946-), Damien Hirst (1965-), Robert Barry (1936-), Herman de Vries (1931-), James Rosenquist (1933-2017), Edward Ruscha (1937-), Chuck Close (1940-), John Baldessari (1931-2020), Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Christian Boltanski (1944-), Jim Dine (1935-), Elíasson Ólafur (1967-), Claes Oldenburg (1929-), Ray Johnson (1927-1995), Anselm Kiefer (1945-) and many others.

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