Pablo Picasso

April 10, 2011

Picasso at the Jeu de Paume

At least 86 works by Pablo Picasso fell into the hands of the Nazis’ plundering units headed by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and were taken […]
April 10, 2011

Picasso and the Germans

Picasso: Creator and DestroyerSource: The Atlantic Fleeing the German advance on Paris in May 1940, Picasso flees the French capital together with hundreds of thousands of […]
April 10, 2011

Henri Matisse in Vichy France

by Marc Masurovsky As in the case of Pablo Picasso and many other eminent artists plying their creative streak in France, Henri Matisse chose to remain […]
June 7, 2011

Plaidoyer pour les artistes et intellectuels juifs disparus

Palais des Études, École Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts, ParisSource: Wikipedia Il faut se poser la question, même s’il est injuste de la poser : enfin de […]
August 21, 2011

Custodian of plundered Jewish collections: the Landesmuseum in Mainz, Germany

Landesmuseum, MainzSource: Wikipedia Like many museums in Germany, the Landesmuseum in Mainz holds in its collection hundreds of items that once belonged to German-born and foreign-born […]
November 20, 2011

Pearls from Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, boasts one of the finest art museums in the Southern Hemisphere, something to make its friends in Buenos Aires squirm. MASP – Museu de […]
February 25, 2015

The most expensive works of art in the world and their histories (or lack thereof)-Part Two

by Marc Masurovsky (Note: Absent are works of art that post-date 1945: Alberto Giacometti, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and the ubiquitous Pablo Picasso.) 5. Dora Maar […]
February 25, 2015

The most expensive works of art in the world and their histories (or lack thereof)-Part Three

by Marc Masurovsky 7. The Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer II, 1912, by Gustav Klimt sold for 87 million dollars at Christie’s on November 8, 2006. […]
February 28, 2016

“Misfortune” in the British Isles

by Marc Masurovsky Most cultural institutions around the world are controlled or owned by governments. In political terms, the State oversees and controls culture, sometimes intimately, […]