Art panel recommends return of old painting to heirs of Holocaust victim

According to a report in the Art Newspaper, the German advisory board on art that was looted by the Nazis asked the city of Düsseldorf to return Franz Marc’s painting Foxes (1913) to the heirs of a Jewish banker in 1928. Years later, in 1939, it says in one Letter from Grawi that he had transported foxes to Paris to be sent to New York. Grawi later sold the painting to help finance his escape to South America after spending time in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. He managed to flee to South America via Belgium and settle in Santiago, Chile. A year later, the painting was sold to German-American film director Willam Dieterle in New York at an undisclosed price. The painting was donated to Düsseldorf in 1961.
The painting, which has been bought and sold over the years, is very valuable and costs between 15 and 30 million euros. It is currently hanging in the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.

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if (window.location.pathname.indexOf (“656089”)! = -1) {console.log (“hedva connatix”); document.getElementsByClassName (“divConnatix”)[0].style.display = “none”;} A city culture official said that future ownership of the painting will be discussed next month. Grawi’s heirs said he sold the painting because he needed to fund his family’s escape.

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