A stash of art uncovered in a Munich apartment includes works that were previously unknown, among them a Marc Chagall gouache and a self-portrait by Otto Dix, the art historian examining them said.
The German government said some 590 artworks discovered in a Munich apartment may have been looted by the Nazis from Jewish collections and pledged to research and publish their ownership history.
Fritz Salo Glaser was due to be among the last Jews deported out of Dresden on Feb. 16, 1945. Three days before, Allied fire bombs reduced the city to rubble and saved Glaser from Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Ticker post on Nazi-confiscated art discovered in Munich
A painting by Joan Miro sold for a record $37 million last night as billionaire buyers fought over the most desirable works and passed on lesser Impressionist and modern pieces.
Identifying which of the 1,406 artworks seized last year from a Munich apartment were looted by the Nazi regime is the priority for investigators, the prosecutor handling the case said today.
Meike Hoffmann, an art historian from Freie Universitaet Berlin, speaks at a news conference in Augsburg, Germany, about the investigation of a stash of art uncovered in a Munich apartment in 2012.
The Elbe flood in 2002 produced some indelible images:
Berlin’s museum authorities announced plans to build a new home for the city’s collection of 20th-century art near Potsdamer Platz in the center at a cost of 130 million euros ($174 million).
"Seated nude with blond hair."
- Otto Dix on Jun 18, 2012