Images of Recovered Munich Artwork Valued at One Billion In Euro Revealed
More photos have been released of the estimated one billion euro ($1.35 billion dollars) worth of artwork, recovered in an apartment in Munich, Germany in 2011 by Bavarian tax authorities. Up to 1500 paintings were said to have been claimed by authorities. The artists said to be among the works are such names as Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Franz Marc, Max Beckmann, Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. ’Focus’, a German news magazine, broke the story as recently as April of 2013. (You can read Art Corner’s original report here.)
Now you can view seven-nine (and counting) of the almost 1500 photos of the recovered art online at the lostart.de register. The site names the collection the “Munich Art Trove.” Among these 79 pieces of art are such items as an “allegorical scene” from Marc Chagall and a Birgitte III print by Edvard Munch. Authorities are currently investigating whether almost 590 pieces of art may have been seized by the Nazis. As the register grows, perhaps it will be of assistance in identifying the future owners of these lost art pieces.