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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gurlitt Allows Investigators to Retain Artworks

Cornelius-Gurlitt-via-Der-Spiegel

As I have previously discussed, Cornelius Gurlitt had over a thousand modern masterpieces, many of which were likely confiscated by Nazis, stashed away in his Munich flat.

Gurlitt has reached an agreement with German authorities to allow a task force to hold onto at least 593 artworks.  The task force will look into the ownership of the works for the next year.  Gurlitt will receive back works considered “unproblematic.”  The works are currently being displayed online in the hopes that claimants will come forward.

For further information on Cornelius Gurlitt and his cache, here is a segment on 60 minutes.

See Josie Le Blond, German Collector Cornelius Gurlitt Allows Investigators to Retain Artworks, The Guardian, Apr. 7, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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