The Nazis and “Degenerate Art”
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the New York Times 14 April 2014
Modern Art as Nazi Plunder
German officials are scrambling to recover from their mishandling of a trove of artistic masterworks, including pieces reputedly looted from Jewish collectors, that had been hidden away since the Nazi era. The 1,280 works, including pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Courbet, were discovered and seized two years ago in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the 81-year-old son of a dealer who bought and sold art during the Hitler regime’s crackdown on “degenerate” works, when Jewish collectors were forced to sell under duress or were robbed outright.
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