Friday 9 May 2014

Bern Gets It

The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) of Bern, Switzerland, has been gobsmacked to learn that it is the sole beneficiary of Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on 6 May (CLICK). Bern gets the lot, including 450 paintings thought to have been plundered from Jews during the Holocaust. At a guess, Gurlitt was furious with The Fatherland for trying to snatch his ill-gotten collection. Shown is Ferdinand Hodler's Der Tag (The Day) from 1900, one of the Kunstmuseum's paintings on permanent display. CLICK to read its press release.


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