Skip to comments.Nazi looted art 'found in Munich'
Posted on 11/03/2013 11:31:08 AM PST by the scotsman
'A collection of 1,500 artworks confiscated by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s has been found in the German city of Munich, media reports say.
The trove is believed to include works by Matisse, Picasso and Chagall, the news magazine Focus reports.
Some of the works were declared as degenerate by the Nazis, while others were stolen from or forcibly sold for a pittance by Jewish art collectors.
If confirmed, it would be one of the largest recoveries of looted art.
Investigators put the value of the works at about one billion euros (£846m; $1.35bn), Focus said.
The magazine said the artworks were found by chance in early 2011, when the tax authorities investigated Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive son of an art dealer in Munich.
He was suspected of tax evasion, and investigators obtained a search warrant for his home in Munich.
There, they found the cache of some 1,500 artworks which had vanished from sight during the Nazi era.
The younger Mr Gurlitt had kept the works in darkened rooms and sold the occasional painting when he needed money, Focus reports.'
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And in other news, liberal Al Gore steals the internet and Obama sends its artists to the death camps.
"You reclusive son of an art dealer!"
I'll have to remember that one. LOL.
bump for the art
there will have to be a claims procedure set up so the poor people whose parents and grandparents were robbed can claim them
Maybe there is a masterpiece of dogs playing poker around a table. I had a rug once with that artwork on it.
I hate to disappoint you, but that may be a fake. I mean, who puts a lamppost in a place like that?
The media are such whores.
The Gurlitts were apparently a very distinguished family in German art and music. They had troubles before the war because of remote Jewish ancestry, and trouble after the war because of Nazi connections. This is going to be quite a story.
“...there will have to be a claims procedure set up so the poor people whose parents and grandparents were robbed can claim them...”
There has been such a “procedure” since before 1945. Plenty of time, though... Plenty of time...
suspected of tax evasion, and investigators obtained a search warrant
Trying hard to realize the difference here.
No, it’s real. Notice the subtle lighting effects around the tub. That’s the Heineken!