Orphaned Art. Looted Art from the Holocaust in the Israel Museum

Shlomit Steinberg

Published by The Israel Museum, 2008
ISBN 10: 9652783552 / ISBN 13: 9789652783554
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Synopsis: Authors: Shlomit Steinberg Publisher: The Israel Museum Keywords: museum, israel, looted, orphaned, holocaust Published: 2008 Language: International ISBN-10: 9652783552 ISBN-13: 9789652783554 Binding: Paperback List Price: Unknown Stolen Art on Display in a Search for Owners By STEVEN ERLANGER JERUSALEM - In a remarkable feat of cooperation between France and Israel, requiring intensive negotiations and the passage of a law by the Israeli Parliament, the Israel Museum here has opened an exhibition of important art looted by the Nazis from France and then returned after the war. Some of it was never reclaimed, presumably because the owners were killed in the Holocaust. Running parallel to the show of French-held art is a companion exhibition: looted art, with no known owners, held in custody by the Israel Museum itself. The two exhibitions are haunting, and they also contain some notable art, including works by Cézanne, Manet, Degas, Chagall, Delacroix, Egon Schiele, Monet, Alfred Sisley, Max Liebermann, Pieter de Hooch and others. Some of the French-held art was ordered taken by Hitler himself, for the Third Reich. Some pieces were looted; others were forced sales. After the war some works were immediately returned; de Hooch's 1658 painting "The Drinker," for example, was returned to the family of Édouard de Rothschild, whose daughter donated it to the Louvre in 1974. Some owners sold their works to museums, but some owners were never found. The 53 French-held paintings are among some 2,000 works still not restored to their owners or descendants and maintained by French museums. The Israeli collection is smaller and less distinguished but includes an important Schiele cityscape of his mother's birthplace, "Krumau - Crescent of Houses (The Small City V)," whose splayed arrangement of the houses carries an implicit sexual power.

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Title: Orphaned Art. Looted Art from the Holocaust ...
Publisher: The Israel Museum
Publication Date: 2008
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