THE GURLITT EXHIBITIONS – MORE & MORE WORKS

If you want to know more about the artists click on their names.

 

OSKAR SCHLEMMER

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ

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AUGUST MACKE

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PAUL KLEE

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MAX BECKMANN

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PAUL CÉZANNE

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GEORGE GROSZ

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OTTO DIX

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EMIL NOLDE

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CHRISTIAN ROHLFS

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OTTO MUELLER

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ERICH HECKEL

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ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER

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EDVARD MUNCH

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LOVIS CORINTH

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PAUL GAUGUIN

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THE GURLITT EXHIBITIONS – MORE WORKS

by AUGUST MACKE

MACKE

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OTTO MUELLER

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ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER

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KIRCHNER

 

HANS CHRISTOPH

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OTTO DIX

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EUGÈNE DELACROIX

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FRANZ MARC

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EMIL NOLDE

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More works from the Gurlitt Exhibitions HERE.

More about the Gurlitt Exhibitions HERE.

To know more about the artists click on their names in blue.

JEUNE FEMME EN BUSTE – PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

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A “Jeune femme en buste” dated 1900 and painted by Renoir has a minimalist provenance as it awaits sale in March 2017 through Bonhams.

The only listed owner is a Private collection in Southern Germany, which might include Bavaria.

For a French impressionist painting to end up in Southern Germany, there are many possible pathways.

Once again, this is a clarion call for clarity because history has a terrible habit of interfering with the ownership trail of works of art, especially during periods of intense civil strife and military conflict.

In the case of this painting, two world wars and a genocide occurred before the dust settled in 1945.

Wouldn’t it be appropriate to understand a bit more about this work’s history?

Last but not least, don’t authenticators and authors of catalogues raisonnes bear some responsibility in attesting to the accuracy of a provenance or are they just concerned about authenticity and nothing else? That would be convenient because authenticity issues do not necessarily imply full understanding of a work of art’s history. If that is in fact how authors of catalogues raisonnes and authenticators operate, we are really in trouble and their work products should be called into question.

Source: Holocaust Art Restitution Project.

Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Au Lit: Le Baiser”

When you sell your home the paperwork details the sale, including your name, and the title search lists the names of the people who owned the property before you. But when someone sells an artwork at auction — even something worth $100 million, much more than your house — the identity is typically concealed.

Oh, the paperwork might identify the work as coming from “a European collection.” But the buyer usually has no clue with whom he or she is really dealing. Sometimes, surprisingly, even the auction house may not know who the seller is.

Secrecy has long been central to the art world. Anonymity protects privacy, adds mystique and cuts the taint of crass commerce from such transactions.

Read full article HERE.

STOLEN PAINTINGS

The trial of the art thief known as ‘Spider-Man’ (49-year-old Serbian Vjeran Tomic) has begun in Paris. The 2010 burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne included masterpieces by Modigliani, Picasso, Braque and Matisse. The value of the paintings have been assessed at $107 Million.

Those five artworks were stolen from the City Museum of Modern Art in Paris, in May 2010.

Henri Matisse’s La Pastorale (1906)

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Amedeo Modigliani’s Woman with a Fan (1919)

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Pablo Picasso’s Dove with Green Peas (1911)

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Georges Braque’s The Olive Tree near L’Estaque (1906)

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Ferdinand Léger’s Still Life with Candlestick (1922)

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