PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE

Kim Yo-Jong (b. 1987).

 

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PICASSO, THE LEFFMANNS & THE MET

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A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by the great-grand-niece of a German Jewish businessman that asked the Metropolitan Museum of Art to return one of its most valuable Picassos, “The Actor.”

In court papers, Judge Preska described at length the persecution that the Leffmanns suffered and the desperation they must have felt. But she ruled that the estate could not show Mr. Leffmann had been forced to sell the painting under duress because any pressure he experienced was not the fault of the buyers or the party being sued, the museum, but rather the Nazis and their allies.

Read full article HERE.

“AN OFFICER PAYING COURT TO A YOUNG WOMAN”

by Gabriël Metsu (1629-1667).

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Next Thursday, a 356-year-old painting that once hung in the Munich residence of Adolf Hitler will be auctioned.

Formerly in the famed Rothschild Collection, this extraordinary picture was targeted and looted by the Nazis during World War II and recovered by the Monuments Men.

The Monuments Men returned art to countries, not individuals, which sometimes put the heirs of Holocaust victims at odds with their home governments.

A New York investor and art collector is ignoring pleas to return a painting looted by the Nazis

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The painting was part of a vast art collection owned by prominent banker James von Bleichroeder (photo above, in 1908). One of the most prominent paintings in their collection was “The Raising of Lazarus,” (below) a famous work by an unknown German artist.

Read the article HERE.

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WHO WAS HILDEBRAND GURLITT?

by Cath Pound (click HERE).

The exhibitions (click HERE and HERE).

 

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INGA LEY

WHERE BEAUTY ISN’T (OR IS)

“Inge (Inga) Ley (1916-1942) was the beautiful wife of Hitler’s henchman heading the German Labor Front, Robert Ley, a chronic alcoholic. They had three children.
Ley had a life-sized nude portrait of his wife displayed in the living room of their home.
In 1942, Inge fled their home and went to the Fuhrer’s summer place in Berchtesgaden and stayed with him for awhile. Finally she returned to her husband.
On December 29, 1942, she shot herself to death.”
(TD Conner in “Demolition Man: Hitler from Braunau to the Bunker”)

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