12/18/2013 11:30 am ET

National Gallery of Denmark has Nazi-looted works, scholar says


The National Gallery of Denmark owns three works of art that were confiscated by the Nazis in the late 1930s: two paintings by Emil Nolde and one by Henri Matisse. According to the Danish art expert Bjørn Wandall, these belong to German museums.

Wandall’s accusation comes amid the ongoing international debate over the works that were found in a Munich apartment in November. He says that the art world should not follow a 1938 law made under the Nazi regime that allowed “degenerate” art to be seized by the state.

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