Rodin and Degas Found in Gurlitt Apartment

Cornelius Gurlitt. Photo: Markus Hannich.


Thought the Gurlitt saga had finally come to an end? Think again. Officials assigned to the task force charged with proofing the 1300 some works found in now-deceased collector, Cornelius Gurlitt’s Munich apartment announced on Thursday in Berlin that yet more work had recently been discovered.

Discovered three months after Gurlitt died after a long illness and several months in the spotlight thanks to his collection of potential Nazi loot, the new works include two sculptures, which experts suggest could be by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas.

Apparently, they were not among the works that were originally seized by the Bavarian authorities in February of 2012. However, the task force assured that the newly uncovered pieces would also be checked for any gaps in provenance that could suggest they were looted by members of the Nazi regime in the lead up to World War Two.

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