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An art collector has donated a lost work by the German artist Albrecht Dürer to a Stuttgart museum after discovering it in a French flea market being sold for…

Source: 500-year-old Albrecht Dürer engraving found in French flea market | Art and design | The Guardian


Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes (circa 1598-1599). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The long-lost second version of Caravaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes” might have emerged in a private collection in France. But is it the real deal?

Source: Long-Lost Caravaggio Possibly Found in France – artnet News


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A beach scene by German impressionist Max Liebermann

via BBC News – Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art.

Cornelius Gurlitt hoarded more than 1,500 works of art, some stolen from Jews in Nazi Germany, for more than half a century. The BBC’s Steve Evans was given exclusive access to the high-security storage depot where the 238 treasures he stored at one of his homes, in Austria, are now being held.

One day, no doubt, Hollywood will make a movie.

A reclusive man with his secret hoard of art. In the damp of his home, behind the shutters, spiders would crawl over masterpieces – until his secret was blown and his hidden trove uncovered.

Perhaps the script is already being written. It will be a crime movie, of course – some of these works were snatched from people who were being bundled away to be murdered.

It will be a mystery film, too – how did a sad and lonely man hide such a big collection of pictures for so long. Cornelius Gurlitt would sell a painting when he needed the money (just the odd few millions) – but didn’t the wise and intelligent of the art world ask any questions? Or did they not want to ask for fear of the answer?

Read more: BBC News – Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art.

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Sarah

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