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How the Nazi-Tainted Gurlitt Hoard Is Shaping documenta 14

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

As details continue to trickle out about the highly secretive documenta 14, taking place in Kassel, Germany, and Athens, it’s been revealed that artistic director Adam Szymczyk’s scuttled plan to display the entirety of reclusive Cornelius Gurlitt’s art collection will still influence the international exhibition.

German police discovered the Gurlitt hoard, featuring about 1,500 artworks including pieces by such masters as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Marc Chagall, Paul Cézanne, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, and Gustave Courbet, during a 2012 tax investigation. Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand, was an art dealer who collaborated with Nazis, leading to international concerns that the collection had been stolen from Jewish families… Read more

Image: Detail from Henri Matisse’s Seated Woman/Woman Sitting in Armchair (1921), part of the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard. Courtesy of Lost Art Koordinierungsstelle

2018-10-29T11:05:14+00:00