A man and a woman are entangled, embedded within a sea of flowers, her nude round breasts like grapefruit. Marc Chagall’s heady, dreamlike bouquet, “Lovers Among the Lilacs,” (1930) is mystical, redolent, erotic.
Ekkeheart Gurlitt has little good to say about his cousin Cornelius, who hoarded hundreds of works by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall for the past half century. There’s one positive thing, though, that he’ll tell you about the 80-year-old recluse: He saved the art.
A Greek heiress is fighting a legal battle in Switzerland to find out what has become of a collection of Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne and Degas art that she says should be part of her inheritance.