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The astonishing find in a Munich flat of 1,500 paintings missing since 1939 points to two art crimes.
The first is Adolf Hitler's crusade to fill his Fuehrermuseum at Linz, Austria, with the supreme paintings of the world - looted, confiscated and purchased by the Nazis in the occupied countries of …Adolf Hitler
Nazi Loot from the Holocaust-Era
Nazi Loot from the Holocaust-Era, Churches, Scrolls, Torah, Gold, Salt Mine treasures
We have gathered a collection of …
Art experts are taking part in a conference in Germany aimed at recovering works looted by the Nazis.
More than 60 years after the end of World War II, there are still millions of lost or stolen items that have yet to be returned to their rightful heirs.
The conference will provide advanced training …Art
June 20, 2012
Artworks are lost for several reasons. Disasters – both natural and man-made, war, repression by political or religious …
Previously unknown artworks by masters are among more than 1,400 pieces found in a trove of Nazi-looted art in Munich, German officials say.
As slides of the paintings were shown at a news conference, an expert said the works had been seized from private individuals or institutions.
Sites like Iran’s Persepolis are on world heritage lists, but that won’t spare them from harm during armed conflict. Organizations like the Committee …
The court challenges to recover a painting taken by the Nazis in 1939 have been as tortuous as its provenance.
Reporting from La Mesa, Calif. — After a lunch of chopped egg and crackers, Claude Cassirer plants his walker on the worn floorboards of his tiny living room, rhythmically inching his way …
1. The Colossus of Rhodes
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this massive bronze statue of the sun god Helios towered over the Greek city …
View of the Grand Canal in Venice
Medium: oil on canvas
Height: 22.83 in. (58.00 cm.)
Width: 33.10 in. (84.00 cm.)
Property of the …
2013 brought a pleasant surprise to the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden when a previously stolen Matisse valued at $1M was recovered the …Henri Matisse
It was one of the most audacious art thefts seen in Rome: one night in 1971 a gang of thieves slipped into the plush residence of a construction magnate in the upmarket Parioli neighbourhood and walked out with 42 rare paintings, including works by Van Dyck and Poussin.
Detectives soon concluded …Rome
Making money from stolen paintings — particularly famous ones — is not a straightforward matter, and those who try to do so fall broadly into two categories. The first, most common type is the naïf, who steals a painting but has laid few plans beyond the theft itself. He soon discovers that the …
Archive for the ‘Lost Art Project’ Category
The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and …Art
“Every time there is a major theft somewhere in the world, it comes up,” says Pieranna Cavalchini. She’s referring to the unsolved 1990 heist of 13 …
When three men walked into the E.G. Bürle Foundation museum in Zurich, Switzerland, on Feb. 12, 2008, the masterpieces didn't stand a chance. In …Art
Lucy Foster, the Port Authority manager whose duties include upkeep of its public art, looks over what remains of the Alexander Calder sculpture, …Art
The National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, in 2008
A glimmer of good news from Iraq, where cultural heritage has sustained so much damage. Martin Bailey …Middle East
A Holocaust survivor's family urged New York's highest court Tuesday to let them keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II.
Attorney Steven Schlesinger argued that the estate of Riven Flamenbaum has a legal claim, whether the native of Poland …
Even the world’s most famous painting was at one point susceptible to theft. Da Vinci’s masterpiece went missing from the Louvre’s Salon Carré on …
PARIS — To Olga Dogaru, a lifelong resident of the tiny Romanian village of Carcaliu, the strangely beautiful artworks her son had brought home in a suitcase four months earlier had become a curse.
No matter, she said, that the works — seven in all — were signed by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, …Art
One of his forgeries hung in a show at the Met. Steve Martin bought another of his fake paintings. Still others have sold at auction for multi-million-dollar prices. So how did a self-described German hippie pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did he get …
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco, urged both Malian and French forces involved in the Mali conflict to …UNESCO
The NYPD can’t catch the guy who’s putting up the graffiti – but they’ve arrested some guys who tried to take it down.
After a month of fruitlessly …