The president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, accuse German museums of lack of transparency about artworks looted from Jews by the Nazis. The discovery of the Gurlitt art trove should prompt a thorugh policy rethink, Lauder said.
A sixth Nazi-looted artwork that ended up in the "Gurlitt" trove in Munich has been identified. The clue was a tiny repaired hole spotted in the canvas of the French painter Thomas Couture.
While the Bern exhibition focuses on "degenerate art," the Bonn show includes mainly Nazi-looted artworks or those of questionable provenance. The works from Cornelius Gurlitt's estate have caused ownership constroversy.
A Paris court has ordered a US couple to return a Pissarro painting that was looted during WWII to the family of a Jewish art collector. Although the couple purchased it in good faith, the sale was void, the judge said.
Five years after the spectacular discovery of Nazi-looted art known as the "Schwabinger Kunstfund," parts of the collection will be on display in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle in the fall. A preview.
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