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Nazi Loot

Heirs Demand Return of Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

Before the war, Erich Lederer was a charming Vienna ladies man, a pillar of bohemian society who angled to meet Josephine Baker as Austrian church leaders were deeming her unfit for polite company--and told his family they had an unforgettable romance.

Archive Of Nazi-Looted Art Goes Online

The Guardian | Sam Jones | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Despite a reputation for reaching for their revolvers at the merest mention of culture, the Nazis were among the most ruthless, avaricious and methodi...

"Portrait of Wally" Settlement: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Rather than being viewed primarily as an entrancing portrait of Schiele's mistress, "Wally" will now forever exist (in Tom Freudenheim's words) in an "alternate, extra-artistic perceptual universe."