A new bill to speed up the return of artwork stolen by the Nazis during WWII has passed the US Senate after its approval in the House of Representatives last week.
The German Government has approved funds for a center to search for and return art looted by the Nazis. The culture minister Monika Grütters has laid out the government’s intentions, stating that ‘Germany has a responsibility to find works stolen from across Europe during the 1930s and 1940s’. Grütters pointed out that the public outcry […]
The confiscated collection of Nazi era art belonging Cornelius Gurlitt has gone on display to selected media in Germany. For more than half a century the work was hidden in a small flat in Munich and a damp house in Salzburg . The BBC correspondent Steve Evans was given exclusive access to the high-security storage […]
Cornelius Gurlitt the owner of a hoard of Nazi era ‘degenerate art’ which was confiscated by German officials in 2012 has lashed out at critics by setting up a website to counter the media frenzy, that has reached fever pitch since the discovery of the 200,000,000 euro collection. Works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and […]
Compensation to the family of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell a painting by Secessionist Artist, Egon Schiele, during the war, is finally going to be realised. The painting now in the collection of the Leopold Museum in Vienna was donated by a wealthy collector. The Museum is to sell off another […]