Art for East Germany’s Secret Police Is for Sale in Miami

The New York Times | 

An art historian in Germany has unearthed a three-ton, 65-foot-wide stained glass mural that was created in the early 1980s for the headquarters of the East German secret police, or Stasi, and had been forgotten in a shipping container for 24 years. It will go on sale at a temporary exhibition space in Miami to coincide with the Art Basel Miami Beach contemporary art fair next week, with a price tag of $21.4 million — which some historians said was out of line with its value… Read more

Image: The recently unearthed stained glass screen “Revolution: Frieden unserem Erdenrund,” which was commissioned by Erich Mielke, the head of the East German secret police. Credit: Thilo Holzmann