A German government panel said a museum in Cologne should return a portrait by Oskar Kokoschka valued at 3 million euros ($3.9 million) to the heirs of Alfred Flechtheim, a Jewish art dealer persecuted by the Nazis.
The heir of a prominent Jewish art dealer who fled Adolf Hitler’s Germany urged the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to relinquish paintings by Paul Klee and Juan Gris that he says were lost due to Nazi persecution.
The masterly cinematographer Caleb Deschanel gives “Jack Reacher” something of a grainy look, which is just right. Expensive production values weren’t a hallmark of the 1940s noir this thriller efficiently emulates.
A Berlin museum will return three graphics by Edvard Munch and one by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to the heirs of a collector who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the U.S., according to museum officials and the heirs’ lawyers.
A disputed Kandinsky watercolor will go on auction next week after the grandchildren of a pre-World War II collector who said it was stolen from her by the Nazis agreed to share the sale proceeds with the current owner.