Friday, 22 February 2008

Looking for Owners

Gustave Courbet - The Bathers (1858)Two days ago a poignant exhibition of 53 unclaimed paintings looted by the Nazis opened in the Weinstein Gallery of Jerusalem's Israel Museum: Looking for Owners: Custody, Research and Restitution of Art Stolen in France during World War II. These major works are from the Musées Nationaux Récupération collection in France and are on display in Israel for the first time. The title link takes you to the BBC News item. CLICK to go to Israel Museum's exhibition page.


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