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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has removed the name of Max Emden from the provenance of this Bellotto, says Robert Ed...
26/07/2021

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has removed the name of Max Emden from the provenance of this Bellotto, says Robert Edsel, of the Monuments Men Foundation.
This erasure seems at odds with good curatorial practice.

#museum #Holocaust #history
https://www.lootedart.com/news.php?r=UY6C0L779551

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has removed the name of Max Emden from the provenance of this Bellotto, says Robert Edsel, of the Monuments Men Foundation.
This erasure seems at odds with good curatorial practice.

#museum #Holocaust #history
https://www.lootedart.com/news.php?r=UY6C0L779551

NYT writes: “The N**i authorities removed Curt Glaser from his post as director of the Berlin State Art Library in April...
07/07/2021
Did the N**is Force an Art Sale? The Question Lingers 88 Years Later.

NYT writes: “The N**i authorities removed Curt Glaser from his post as director of the Berlin State Art Library in April 1933 because he was Jewish. He was also evicted from his home and, the following month, sold most of his art collection at two auctions.

Since 2007, 13 private collectors or institutions — including the Dutch Restitutions Committee, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in Berlin, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the city of Basel — have concluded that Glaser sold his collection in May 1933 as a result of N**i persecution, and agreed to either return or pay some compensation to his heirs for art he sold that wound up in their collections.

But the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston have repeatedly rejected the heirs’ claims for paintings that were sold at the same auctions. They argue there is not enough evidence that Glaser sold under duress.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/06/arts/design/n***s-art-forced-sales.html

The case of Curt Glaser, an art historian who sold his collection before fleeing Germany, illustrates how differently museums can respond to similar restitution claims.

The provenance of the El Greco, owned by Julius Priester before N**is seized it, was scrubbed, with records indicating t...
29/04/2020
El Greco N**i Loot Returned—artnet News

The provenance of the El Greco, owned by Julius Priester before N**is seized it, was scrubbed, with records indicating that it came from the collection of one “Ritter von Schoeller, Vienna.”
It was listed in exhibition catalogues as being in the collection of New York’s Knoedler & Co, who bought the painting from the Viennese dealer Frederick Mont.
https://news.artnet.com/market/el-greco-n***s-loot-returned-280817

Read more about an El Greco canvas that has been restored to the heirs of Viennese banker and art collector Julius Priester.

26/04/2020
www.getty.edu

A new interface for the Getty Provenance Index® was released on February 27, 2020. This new interface presents a unified database of more than 2.2 million records from archival inventories, sales catalogs, and dealer stock books. Researchers can search across the whole database at once or choose to search any combination of source materials.
https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/provenance/pscp_announcement2020.pdf

Leegenhoek, M O. Paris, 1 rue de Rennes/230 blvd Raspail. Belgian national. Prominent restorer and subsequent dealer who...
03/02/2020

Leegenhoek, M O. Paris, 1 rue de Rennes/230 blvd Raspail. Belgian national. Prominent restorer and subsequent dealer who sold extensively to Hofer, Lohse, Wendland, Wuester, Dietrich, Haberstock, Miedl, Goepel and the great majority of important German purchasers. Formerly associated with Lagrand, and connected with van der Veken and Renders in Belgium. Believed still to be in Paris. Possibly active in Wendland’s behalf.
https://www.openartdata.org/2018/04/wwii-art-looting-networks-leegenhoek.html

for a data set to be useful to the broadest spectrum of the public, it must include not only identifying or “tombstone” ...
09/01/2020
Solving Art's Data Problem - Part One, Museums — Artnome

for a data set to be useful to the broadest spectrum of the public, it must include not only identifying or “tombstone” data for objects, but also rich contextual data like object descriptions, provenance, bibliography, artist biographies, or other data that help users to interpret and understand objects.
https://www.artnome.com/news/2019/4/29/solving-arts-data-problem-part-one-museums

I recently came back from a conference in Bahrain that focused on, among other things, artificial intelligence and machine learning in art. I am as excited as anybody about the potential to apply these new tools to art and art history, but we do not have all that much data about art in a format that

Around 9,000 catalogues from more than 390 auction houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland dating from 1901 to 1945 a...
03/11/2019
'An invaluable resource' for provenance research: German pre-1945 auction catalogues are published online

Around 9,000 catalogues from more than 390 auction houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland dating from 1901 to 1945 are now available online, a new resource that art-market historians and provenance researchers seeking to trace and identify N**i-looted art say is invaluable to their work.
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/german-pre-1945-auction-catalogues-are-published-online

The database includes 9,000 catalogues from more than 390 auction houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Google Fusion Tables is slated to disappear in December. A pity, because it was one of the easiest ways to map N**i era ...
14/10/2019
Mapping ALIU looted art market networks with Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables is slated to disappear in December. A pity, because it was one of the easiest ways to map N**i era art market networks. Open Art Data will be moving to new tools. Suggestions from #digitalhumanities, #network, #datajournalists and #criminology experts?

Network analysis: mapping N**i art market networks described in the 1946 Art Looting Investigation Unit Final Report with Google Fusion Tables

Paul J. Sachs Trained a Generation of American Museum Leaders, Including Alfred Barr.Between 1921 and 1948, Sachs taught...
13/10/2019
Paul J. Sachs Trained a Generation of American Museum Leaders, Including Alfred Barr

Paul J. Sachs Trained a Generation of American Museum Leaders, Including Alfred Barr.
Between 1921 and 1948, Sachs taught a year-long graduate class at the Fogg Art Museum “that decisively shaped the development, character, and ethos of the American art museum.”
https://hyperallergic.com/483457/paul-j-sachs-trained-a-generation-of-american-museum-leaders-including-alfred-barr/

Between 1921 and 1948, Sachs taught a year-long graduate class at the Fogg Art Museum “that decisively shaped the development, character, and ethos of the American art museum.”

“This brutal crime is a disgrace for our entire country,” Horst Seehofer, Germany’s interior minister, said. Yes, it is.
12/10/2019
Only a Locked Door Stopped a Massacre at a German Synagogue

“This brutal crime is a disgrace for our entire country,” Horst Seehofer, Germany’s interior minister, said.
Yes, it is.

The gunman who fatally shot two people made clear that he chose his target intending to kill as many Jews as possible and that he hoped to impress extremists beyond Germany.

Discriminating Thieves: N**i-Looted Art and Restitution, Exhibition, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 26 Ja...
11/10/2019

Discriminating Thieves: N**i-Looted Art and Restitution, Exhibition, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 26 January 2019-26 January 2020
https://www.lootedart.com/TJHK4I216331

Profile of adventuress offers interesting glimpse into how the OSS London office was staffedhttps://www.washingtonpost.c...
06/10/2019
The legend of Gertie: How a globe-trotting, adventure-seeking socialite became the first American woman in uniform captured by the N**is

Profile of adventuress offers interesting glimpse into how the OSS London office was staffed
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/09/25/feature/how-a-globe-trotting-adventure-seeking-socialite-became-the-first-american-woman-in-uniform-captured-by-the-n***s/

The forgotten story of an unlikely feminist antihero, whose hunger for experience jeopardized multiple lives and imperiled some of America’s most closely held secrets during World War II.

Gurlitt Provenance Research Project on Paul Cézanne’sMontagne Sainte-Victoire (Landscape with Mont Sainte-Victoire), 189...
04/10/2019

Gurlitt Provenance Research Project on Paul Cézanne’s
Montagne Sainte-Victoire (Landscape with Mont Sainte-Victoire), 1897 “The catalogue raisonné by John Rewald lists the Knoedler Galleries, and Ms. Joan Whitney Payson, both of New York, as previous owners of this work. In the most current, online catalogue raisonné, both of these names are no longer included in the provenance history.”
https://www.lootedart.com/web_images/pdf2016/Cezanne_ORE_532974.pdf

The German Lost Art Foundation lists 17 artworks that mention Cailleux in the provenance, most of which are "acquisition...
28/09/2019
Cailleux in the provenance of artworks listed by the German Lost Art Foundation

The German Lost Art Foundation lists 17 artworks that mention Cailleux in the provenance, most of which are "acquisitions for the so-called Führer Museum in Linz".

The German Lost Art Foundation lists 17 artworks with Cailleux in the provenance, most of which are "Acquisitions for the so-called Führer Museum in Linz"

After the occupation of Ukraine ended in 1944, the work was listed as missing under the name An Amorous Couple. In 1998,...
22/09/2019
FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office Seek Return of Rococo Painting Allegedly Looted by N**is in Ukraine -

After the occupation of Ukraine ended in 1944, the work was listed as missing under the name An Amorous Couple. In 1998, it was included in a catalogue of looted works and added to the German Lost Art Foundation’s database.

In January of 2013, Doyle Auctions in New York catalogued the work with the title A Loving Glance. It was said to have been in a London private collection before entering a Massachusetts private collection in 1953. It then became property of the Spanierman Gallery in New York, according to a provenance listing in Artnet’s price database. Sometime around early 2013, the Khanenko requested the restitution of the work.
http://www.artnews.com/2019/03/21/goudreaux-painting-restitution/

The painting is attributed to Pierre Louis Goudreaux (1694–1731), a student of master Rococo painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Read More

The painting was allegedly confiscated in 1944 in N**i-occupied Paris from the Jewish collector and art dealer Oscar Ste...
22/09/2019
Legal battle over Modigliani painting rumbles on

The painting was allegedly confiscated in 1944 in N**i-occupied Paris from the Jewish collector and art dealer Oscar Stettiner and was purchased in 1996 for $3.2m at Christie’s. In 2008, the painting failed to find a buyer when offered at Sotheby’s in New York, apparently because of a concern that it might have been looted. In 2011, Stettiner’s grandson, Phillipe Maestracci sued Helly Nahmad and his gallery, where the painting had been exhibited, to recover the work.
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/legal-battle-over-modigliani-painting-rumbles-on

A New York State judge’s decision keeps a claim on Seated Man with a Cane alive

The German Lost Art Foundation lists 17 artworks that mention Cailleux in the provenance, most of which are "acquisition...
16/08/2019

The German Lost Art Foundation lists 17 artworks that mention Cailleux in the provenance, most of which are "acquisitions for the so-called Führer Museum in Linz". In addition to Cailleux, the art provenances mention Drouot, Gerard, Hildebrand and Cornelius Gurlitt, Theo Hermsen, and the Sonderauftrag Linz.. https://www.openartdata.org/2019/08/cailleux-German-Lost-Art-Linz.html

As part of the Cailleux Project, we collect references to Cailleux in catalogs. The 1976 Toledo Museum of Art European P...
11/08/2019
Cailleux in the 1976 Toledo European Paintings Catalog

As part of the Cailleux Project, we collect references to Cailleux in catalogs. The 1976 Toledo Museum of Art European Paintings (introduction by Otto Wittmann) contains numerous mentions of Cailleux.
These are reproduced below.
https://www.openartdata.org/2019/08/cailleux-1976-toledo-european.html

The 1976 Toledo Museum of Art European Paintings (introduction by Otto Wittmann) contains numerous mentions of Cailleux, a notable Red Flag Name of the Paris art market during the German occupation

La Gestapo avait confisqué au couple Julius et Simone Davidsohn neuf objets d'art en 1938.  Le 5 août prochain, Bernd Si...
03/08/2019
www.lootedart.com

La Gestapo avait confisqué au couple Julius et Simone Davidsohn neuf objets d'art en 1938. Le 5 août prochain, Bernd Sibler, le ministre des arts de l’État de Bavière, aux côtés de Bernhard Maaz, directeur général des collections de peintures de l’État bavarois, Frank Matthias Kammel, directeur général du Musée national bavarois, et Kurt Zeitler, directeur député de la collection d’État d’estampes et de dessins à Munich, retourneront à la famille Davidsohn neuf œuvres d’art spoliées par les n***s. Cette restitution se déroulera au Musée national bavarois à Munich lors d’une cérémonie où le ministre signera un certificat de passation.
https://www.lootedart.com/news.php?r=TRB5SN547301

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