Tag: Munich art treasure

  • Nazi-loot or rightful property: How Gurlitt sr. obtained the Munich art-treasure

    Nazi-loot or rightful property: How Gurlitt sr. obtained the Munich art-treasure

    The Munich art-treasure keeps raising questions. Journalists have now researched the background Cornelius Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt ( 1895-1956 ). Hildebrand Gurlitt¬†was a respected art dealer in the Third Reich and was connected to Hitler. Nonetheless,¬†Gurlitt’s role in the nazi-era remained ambiguous. Right after the war he was suspected of cooperation with the nazi’s, but…

  • Munich art-treasure should be open to public, says Bavarian minister of Justice

    Munich art-treasure should be open to public, says Bavarian minister of Justice

    The soap on the Munich art treasure continues. Two weeks ago, the German authorities seized 1500 masterpieces with an estimated value of 1 billion euro’s on the allegation that most of them were stolen by the nazi’s in the Third Reich. The owner, Cornelius Gurlitt had inherited them from his art-dealing father, who worked with…

  • The power of publicity. Gurlitt will get back his paintings

    The power of publicity. Gurlitt will get back his paintings

    For more than a week the whole art-world marveled as the German authorities claimed they had recovered 1500 masterpieces. A unworldy man, Cornelius Gurlitt, had inherited them from his father, a suspected culprit of the nazis. It was claimed that many paintings were in fact nazi-loot, and either belonged to private collectors or to museums.…