Nazi-looted Art and How It Defied Oppression

Nazi-looted Art and How It Defied Oppression

Do all dictators fear art? There are tons of evidence on that fact. Iran’s current Supreme Leader and Shia cleric, the Eminent Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave a remarkable fatwa that music education corrupts children, declaring it not compatible with the highest values of the Islam. Masked henchmen came after Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat. They kidnapped […]

Art is Rightfully Claimed by a Person, Museum or Country?

Art is Rightfully Claimed by a Person, Museum or Country?

When it comes to art and antiquities, which is the rightful owner: the country in which it originated, the person who acquired it, or the museum that houses it? This debate has been long addressed and become quite controversial between governments, collectors and curators. Art found within the country where it was created is rare […]

Art Looted by Nazis Found in Germany

Art Looted by Nazis Found in Germany

German customs officials found 1,500 works of Nazi-looted art in an apartment in Munich, Germany two years ago but kept their discovery quiet until now. The news magazine, Focus, reported over the weekend that these works of art were found in the apartment owned by Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of a World War II […]

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