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February 11, 2014

German officials discover more paintings stolen by Nazi-era art dealer

  • 1,406 pieces of art from some of the world’s greatest painters were recovered from the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, after a raid by German police back in 2012. Since recovering the works, authorities have confirmed that 380 of the paintings were confiscated by the Nazis, and that number could increase as investigations of each piece continue.. 
  • 60 more paintings were recovered from Gurlitt’s second home, including works by Picasso, Monet and Renoir, leading to calls for more transparency from the German government as it continues cataloging the hundreds of paintings discovered in the last two years. Officials say a preliminary investigation of the new collection has not revealed any works confirmed stolen by the Nazis, but Gurlitt’s lawyer says his client is willing to discuss returns and/or compensation with those who believe they have a claim to one or more of the paintings. source
15:18 // 8 months ago
April 15, 2013
People are surprised. Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.
Former president George W. Bush • Commenting on the general public’s interesting in his paintings during a new interview published by the Dallas Morning News. (h/t The Hill) source
14:53 // 1 year ago
September 12, 2011

youmightfindyourself:

Fred Tomaselli paints intricate psychedelic patterns onto covers of the New York Times.

He thinks he’s clever, huh? We bet he’s never drawn an elaborate roller coaster on a newspaper page, like Express’ very own Coaster Doodler does.

(via good)

15:17 // 3 years ago