Entartete Kunst

June 22, 2011

How to profit from State-sanctioned plunder: the Entartete Kunst case

The Nazi government enacted on May 31, 1938, the ”Act on Confiscations of Degenerate Art“ (“Gesetz über Einziehung von Erzeugnissen entarteter Kunst“) in order to legitimize […]
January 5, 2012

Franz Marc’s “The Large Blue Horses”

Die grossen blauen Pferden, Franz MacSource: Walker Art Center Franz Marc’s “The Large Blue Horses” [Die grossen blauen Pferden], which he painted in 1911, have adorned […]
February 23, 2015

Provenance research: what to do?

by Marc Masurovsky The fault lines around contrasting views and understandings of provenance research resurfaced during the international conference on looted art that took place on […]
October 2, 2016

“Portrait of Greta Moll,” by Henri Matisse

Portrait of Greta Moll by Marc Masurovsky [Editor’s note and caveat: this article brings together the major articles which appeared in the international press concerning the […]
November 28, 2016

The duty to memory

by Marc Masurovsky Which is simpler—recovery of looted cultural objects or memorializing the loss of cultural objects? The short answer is: both are fraught with complications. […]
April 18, 2018

Teaching plunder to children Part One

by Marc Masurovsky Here are some images developed for a presentation given to young children in a Jewish middle school, ages 9 to 13. Feel free […]