8 June 2016

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Helen Mirren Addresses US Senate On Nazi Looted Art

The Oscar winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has testified before a US Senate committee to highlight the slow pace of restitution of Nazi looted art. The star of Woman in Gold recently portrayed the struggle of a Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, to reclaim a painting by Gustav Klimt confiscated by the Third Reich . Dame Helen said that 70 years after […]

6 August 2015

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US Art Lawyer Charles Goldstein, Nazi-Looted Art Restitution Expert, Dies At 78

Charles Goldstein – a New York real estate lawyer whom the New York Times describes as a ‘tenacious advocate’ for recovering art looted from Holocaust victims – died on 30 July in Manhattan at the age of 78. “Charles Goldstein was the unsung hero of art restitution,” art collector and cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder told […]

9 April 2015

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Gurlitt Art Trove: Camille Pissarro Painting Confirmed As Nazi Loot

The German Minister for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, has announced that a fourth artwork from the Gurlitt trove has been identified as Nazi loot. The oil painting is a 1902 work by Camille Pissarro. The painting, titled ‘La Seine vue du Pont-Neuf, au fond le Louvre’, was found in Gurlitt’s apartment in Salzburg. […]

25 March 2015

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Nazi-looted Henri Matisse From Gurlitt Collection Restitution Deal Reached

London-based solicitor Christopher Marinello, working for the Rosenberg family, trying to retrieve a long-lost Matisse painting looted by the Nazis said on Tuesday that a deal has now been signed with the German government for its restitution. This comes after a lengthy wait for the restitution of works from the ‘Munich Art Trove’ to actually […]

24 March 2015

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German Authorities Criticised For Bureaucratic “Bullying” Over Gurlitt Nazi Restitution Case

The saga of Cornelius Gurlitt’s ‘Munich Art Trove’ seems to go no and on. Literally. The collection was originally collated by Cornelius Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt. Gurlitt senior was one of four art dealers entrusted with selling so-called degenerate art during the Nazi regime’s rule. The collection included a number high-value works from the period […]

12 February 2015

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Helen Mirren Supports The Restitution Of Nazi-Looted Art

British actress and Dame, Helen Mirren expressed her support for the restitution of Nazi-looted art at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin on Monday, AFP reported. Speaking at a press conference before the premier of the actress’s new film Woman in Gold, the 69-year-old British performer told journalists “We mustn’t ever feel that […]

15 November 2014

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American Association Of Museums Questioned Over Nazi Looted Pissarro

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has been criticised by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) over their lack of action in the ongoing restitution dispute over a Camille Pissarro painting held by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, in the United States. Both the WJRO […]

28 October 2014

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Seven Nazi Looted Artworks Found In German Badische Landesmuseum

The Badische Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany has recently announced that it has identified seven works of art within its collection, that were originally looted by the Nazi’s during World War II. The six paintings and one sculpture had been hidden from public view in one of the museum’s warehouses for the last 70 years. Katharina […]

5 November 2013

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Modern Masterpieces Looted By Nazis: Germany Will Face Huge Legal Bills

The discovery of around 1500 works of modern art valued at over 1 billion euros in Munich raises many questions as to why the Bavarian authorities have taken so long in revealing their existence.The hoard has languished in a warehouse since 2011 and details of their existence was uncovered by the press not by public […]

3 November 2013

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Billion Dollar Modern Art Hoard Looted By Nazis Discovered In Munich

Over 1,500 ‘degenerate’ artworks including paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, stolen by the Nazis or forcibly sold at auction by Jewish art collectors in the 1930s and 1940s have been discovered in the German city Munich. This is the largest single find of looted art in post war history. The discovery came to light […]