Christoph Schäublin, director of foundation of the Swiss Kunstmuseum in Bern: “Works that proven or very likely to be looted art don’t as a rule come over the threshold of the Kunstmuseum Berne.” Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Swiss Kunstmuseum in Berne has agreed to accept works from the Gurlitt family collection not suspected of being Nazi looted art. The beques(...)

The Art Museum in Bern which described the Gurlitt windfall as a “bolt out of the blue”. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

Reclusive art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has exacted posthumous revenge on his native Germany. A day after he died in Munich, his will bequeaths to t(...)

‘Sitting Woman’ by Henri Matisse: sought for decades. Photograph: EPA/MARC MUELLER

Reclusive German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt has agreed to return paintings stolen by the Nazis from their Jewish owners a(...)

Boulevard Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps,  by Camille Pissarro (est. €12 million) at Sotheby’s.

The industrial-scale looting of art by the Nazis continues to haunt the international art market. Last year, the authorities in Bavaria revealed that (...)

This photo from 1925 and provided by Kunstsammlungen Zwickau museum shows art historian Hildebrand Gurlitt,  who was the first director of the museum, and who left the artworks to his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

Germany is facing pressure to overhaul how it deals with the legacy of Nazi-era art seizures as a legal quagmire involving competing claims to a massi(...)

The Austrian home of German Cornelius Gurlitt in Salzburg. Photograph: Alexander Webb/Bloomberg

An elderly German man has demanded the return of some 1,400 masterpieces seized by police from his Munich apartment in February of last year. Corneliu(...)

The Munich apartment building  where it is believed  German customs discovered a €1 billion hoard of missing artworks. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

The German recluse whose billion-dollar art hoard was seized by authorities has broken his silence to ask for the pictures back and to deny his father(...)

A combination photograph of two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix beamed on to a wall on November 5th in an Augsburg courtroom

Germany has responded to international criticism of how it has handed the discovery of a huge haul of lost art in Munich by publishing details of 25 w(...)

US General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander,  inspects art treasures stolen by the Nazi regime and hidden in a salt mine in Merkers, Germany. A vast trove of modern art seized under Germany’s Nazi regime discovered in a Munich apartment is to be displayed online to establish its provenance. Photograph: US National Archives & Records/Reuters.

Germany is to start publishing an online list of works that were discovered in a huge art stash found in a Munich flat last year and believed for the (...)

Art historian Meike Hoffmann speaks to the media regarding the seizure in 2011 of 1,500 paintings from Cornelius Gurlitt. A newly discovered self-portrait of the German painter Otto Dix is visible on the screen in the foreground. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

His yellow face half in shadow, a long cigarette smoking from its red tip, Otto Dix rose from the dead yesterday after 44 years in the grave.A previou(...)

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