Sole heir” named in will of Nazi art dealer’s son
Swiss museum shocked to learn it will inherit Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection of art looted by Nazis during WWII. Gurlitt died Tuesday at 81.
(CBS/AP) A Swiss museum has announced that it has been named the “unrestricted and unfettered sole heir” of a German art collector who, two years ago, was found hoarding more than 1,000 missing artworks in his Munich apartment.
Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive 81-year-old son of one of Hitler’s favorite art dealers, died Tuesday. His collection of long-hidden artworks set off an uproar over the fate of art looted by the Nazis.
The Swimming Pool that Turned into a Museum
In the last few years of the twentieth century the Mayor of Lille in northern France had a quandary. The old swimming pool in the small town of Roubaix had been closed in 1985 due to safety problems.
So, why not simply knock the old building down? What was the problem?
The swimming pool just happened to be a stunningly beautiful example of Art Deco architecture. Time for a peculiarly French solution.
Francesco Clemente, Skin, 1996. Oil on linen, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Clemente, October 8, 1999–January 12, 2000, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Private collection. © 2010 Francesco Clemente
Every Painting in the MoMA on 10 April 2010
Maira Kalman, Self-Portrait (with Pete). AP Photo/The Jewish Museum.
Unknown subject - Australian National Museum
Cornish Headlands, 1898, Abbott Handerson Thayer
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1849Died: Monadnock, New Hampshire 1921oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (76.5 x 101.8 cm.)Smithsonian American Art MuseumGift of John Gellatly1929.6.115Smithsonian American Art Museum
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