19 July 2017

Eightieth Anniversary of Nazis Degenerate Art Exhibition Marked By Ben Uri

Eighty years ago today, on the 19 July 1937, the Nazis unveiled their solution to terminate the freedom of artists to express themselves.

6 August 2014


Helly Nahmad Under Scrutiny For Modigliani Stolen By The Nazis

Back in February 2011 we reported that the disgraced international art dealer Helly Nahmad was in possession of a $20m painting by Amedeo Modigliani, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) that had allegedly been stolen by the Nazis from Oscar Stettiner, a prominent Paris gallerist. In 1939. Stettiner escaped Paris leaving the painting behind. The […]

16 February 2014


Art Looted By The Nazis: Germany Considers Amending Laws

The authorities in Germany are considering amending laws to allow victims of art looted by the Nazis to reclaim their property. Currently there are statute of limitations of 30 years and red tape blocking the rightful owners of art and antiques from successfully making claims of ownership. The bill, proposed by the southern state of Bavaria, […]

19 March 2012


Artwork Stolen By Nazis Returned To Family In Landmark Ruling

4,259 art posters finally to be returned to owner’s family after they were forcefully seized by the Nazis The collection of artworks owned by Jewish dentist Hans Sachs was taken by the Gestapo in 1938. The original collection included works by Jules Cheret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Ludwig Hohlwein, and totalled 12,500 posters – the largest […]

15 July 2011


$25m Disputed Klimt Painting To Be Auctioned By Heirs

Gustav Klimt Stolen By Nazis To Be Offered By Sotheby’s A masterpiece by the Austrian Secessionist painter Gustav Klimt that was looted by the Nazis during World War II, is to go under the hammer following its return to its original owner’s great-nephew.The 1915 landscape, entitled Litzlberg on the Attersee, is expected to realise more […]

22 April 2011


Stolen Klimt Worth 26m Returned After 70 Years

A stolen Gustav Klimt painting worth £26m that was confiscated by the Nazis must be returned to the heirs of a Canadian Jewish family. It has been in the collection of a well known Austrian museum (the Museum of Modern Arts in Saltburg) for decades but under restitution laws is set to return to the […]