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Hitler Paintings 'Go Under the Hammer' in Germany
AFP ^

Posted on 04/17/2009 8:50:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Two signed watercolours by Adolf Hitler are set to be sold later this month at auction in Nuremberg in southern Germany, scene of the Nazi war crimes trials, a local paper reported Thursday.

The two paintings -- entitled "Farmstead" and "Farm Buildings On The River" date from 1914 and would go under the hammer on April 25, the daily Nurnberger Abendzeitung said.

The bidding was due to start at 3,500 euros (4,600 dollars), according to a catalogue published by the Weidler auction house, which is putting the works up for sale.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: art; auction; hitler

1 posted on 04/17/2009 8:50:45 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Obama and Janet Gestapolitano can decorate their offices with them.


2 posted on 04/17/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: nickcarraway

If they had only told him he had some talent...


3 posted on 04/17/2009 8:52:50 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: nickcarraway

they will go for far more than 4600

just look at gacy’s scribblinor or tommy silverstein...who can actually draw-paint


4 posted on 04/17/2009 8:54:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: Russ

exactly.Would have haved saved us a lot of trouble if somebody would have just bought his paintings...


5 posted on 04/17/2009 8:58:28 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Russ
I've often wondered how world history would have turned out if someone could take a time machine back to buy up his artwork. But the conditions of the world were such that some other scumbag would have exploted the situation.

There is never a shortage of a**holes hungry for power and never a shortage of media hacks willing to promote them in order to promote themselves. So it was then, so it is today.

6 posted on 04/17/2009 8:58:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, I just think it’s sick.
Why would you want the work of a monster?


7 posted on 04/17/2009 8:59:53 AM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Well, he did look like an artist...


8 posted on 04/17/2009 9:01:07 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Russ
If they had only told him he had some talent...

No self-esteem movement in 1914.

9 posted on 04/17/2009 9:03:12 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: billorites

All money should go to the Jewish Organizations and the artwork destroyed.


10 posted on 04/17/2009 9:04:03 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: brownsfan
Why would you want the work of a monster?

I could spare $5,000 or so each, and I'd bid if I thought there was any chance of them going for that price. It would be worth $10k or even $20k to burn them and remove one more vestige of that phase in the battle between freedom and socialism. We'll have enough new artifacts from the current flirtation with the socialist threat that we don't need the older relics too.

11 posted on 04/17/2009 9:06:03 AM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: nickcarraway

Hitler, now there was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon, TWO COATS!


12 posted on 04/17/2009 9:07:47 AM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Russ

Compared to Andy Warhol and some others, he did have talent.


13 posted on 04/17/2009 9:10:12 AM PDT by sticker
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To: sticker

And to think... if the Vienna Academy of Art accepted him into their school, we may box to his art instead of recoil from his name. Very talented painter from what I can see.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 9:15:21 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: rarestia

That should’ve been “bow to his art.”


15 posted on 04/17/2009 9:15:43 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: billorites
give him a guitar, a bandana and send him On The Road Again.

Seriously he was one ugly man, but I do like Willie.

16 posted on 04/17/2009 9:24:17 AM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 04/17/2009 9:28:24 AM PDT by zaphod3000 (Free markets, free minds, free lives)
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To: nickcarraway
Godwin's Law:

As a FreeRepublic discussion involving Hitler's painting grows longer,
the probability of a picture of Bob Ross appearing approaches 1.


18 posted on 04/17/2009 9:46:39 AM PDT by Hoplite (Bob, seen painting "Alpine Redoubt, 1945")
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To: nickcarraway
I would love to see ALL of the proceeds go to the surviving family members of these people - the people who resisted this beast all the way up to the moment they stepped into the guillotines of the Third Reich.

The White Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkoJgPkFoDs&feature=related

And if you have not seen it - I will never pass on an opportunity to plug this movie about them.

Watch the trailer to Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjE020YHPkE

19 posted on 04/17/2009 9:49:49 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: rarestia

He couldn’t paint people, he was pretty good at objects and landscapes.


20 posted on 04/17/2009 10:03:48 AM PDT by sticker
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To: NavyCanDo

bump


21 posted on 04/17/2009 10:04:19 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: lowbridge
Hitler, now there was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon, TWO COATS!

LOL! "The Producers" was a funny movie. The Nazis were deadly serious, like cancer is deadly serious, but it is healthy to mock the bad guys once in a while.

22 posted on 04/21/2009 6:11:37 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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