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Open Art Data aims to help art historians and provenance researchers with directories, resources, and tools for WWII Era and Nazi looted art
2024-04-26 07:11
Where do artworks that passed through notorious looted antiquities trafficker Nicolas Koutoulakis pop up?Dataset with Koutoulakis-linked items in the:J. Paul Getty MuseumMetropolitan Museum… Read More
2023-07-09 09:25
PROGRESS REPORTTwenty-five years have passed since the Washington Conference on Holocaust era assets.Yet there is still no central database of museum artworks with their provenances. Some mu… Read More
2023-04-16 07:14
"the posthumous impressions from his canceled plates by the Frank Perls Gallery began after 1939 some twenty-two years after Edgar Degas' death in 1917.""Edgar Degas died in 1917. The ten so… Read More
2022-12-16 20:02
 Hugelshofer mentioned in the Kleinberger archives after 1932(continued from Walter Hugelshofer in provenances)Records 1-16 of 161(current)Heath of a youth in profileDrawing1959-05A. wo… Read More
Wolfgang Gurlitt's Nazi Looted Art
2022-11-16 05:06
 View of Krumau, 1916, by Egon Schiele December 2002The Austrian city of Linz agreed to return a landscape by Egon Schiele to the heirs of the pre-war owner, Daisy Hellman. The Gestapo… Read More
Unnecessary Mysteries
2022-10-18 03:48
Signs that provenance research has gone off the rails include:extremely long texts that leave the reader so confused that he/she concludes that there is no such thing as knowledgemassive use… Read More
Alphonse Bellier
2022-09-05 07:02
2017.75.2Two Studies of Dancersabout 1873Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917)Not currently on view Edgar De… Read More
Henri Matisse The Blue Window
2022-06-24 18:34
Henri MatisseThe Blue WindowIssy-les-Moulineaux, summer 1913at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, CreditAbby Aldrich Rockefeller FundObject number273.1939… Read More
Forgery And False Provenances
2022-04-23 05:24
False provenances are needed to insert art forgeries into the historical record.Where there is forgery there is false provenance.Dealers who sell forgeries are great sources of false provena… Read More
Looted Antiquities And False Provenances
2022-03-26 05:27
March 26, 2022The arrest of Roben Dib is a good reminder of the central role played by false provenances in the trafficking of looted art.According to The Art Newspaper, "Dib has been charge… Read More
2022-03-14 08:52
 Records from the Getty Provenance Index for the artist Maurice UTRILLO   DocumentKnoedler Stock Book 11, Page 97, Row 50, Stock No. A7600Artist Name(s)UTRILLO, MAURICE (… Read More
Swiss Art Dealers Association Connections
2021-11-29 07:23
Art Historians and Provenance Researchers might find the history of the famed Swiss Art Trading Association to be an interesting source of study1. The OSS Art Looting Investigation Unit had… Read More
The Munich Connection
2021-06-19 06:47
 Research Question: How did Nazi plunder get from a cabal of looted art dealers in Munich to the art museums of the United States of America?Which names have replaced theirs in the prov… Read More
2021-06-12 05:21
German Lost Art Foundation DatabaseObjects listed as "No Longer Owned" as of June 2021"nicht mehr im Besitz" of… Read More
2021-06-09 06:28
 How to grasp the scale of the transfer from Jewish art collectors persecuted by the Nazi to museums in the United States, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, as wel… Read More
Gurlitt: The Scandal Continues
2021-05-30 17:38
Collecting Point Wiesbaden, Gurlitt Collection List of Artworks Archives Fold3 Hildebrand Gurlitt (33 pages)(partial page, the list goes on and on)… Read More
2021-05-30 05:43
Looting always accompanies war; but Nazi looting, and especially Nazi art looting, was different. It was officially planned and expertly carried out. Looted art gave tone to an otherwise bar… Read More
Karl W. Bümming
2021-05-28 18:47
Buemming, Karl W. Erbach (Odenwald). Bookseller and antique dealer in Darmstadt. Chief representative in Germany for Fischer. An important intermediary in Hofer-Fischer exchanges, as well as… Read More
2021-05-28 09:59
Post-War Reports :Activity of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg in France: C.I.R. No.1 15 August 1945 (a transcribed fully searchable text of the Report)OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES ART… Read More
2021-05-27 21:09
A member of the staff of the Dorotheum, Vienna, Dr. HERBST was appointed by VOSS as an official buyer for Linz. He bought extensively in Holland and in Paris. Although VOSS includes him with… Read More
2021-05-26 07:02
Zoom on a few of the individuals in Adolf Wuester's network (according to the Art Looting Investigation Unit in 1946)Abels Brothers, HermannCologne, Komoedienstrasse 26DealersSpecialists in… Read More
Buried For More Than Half A Century
2021-05-17 03:10
Altaussee Salt/Art Mine discovery after WW IILieutenants Kern & Sieber, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsWhat must it have been like for Samson Lane Faison, Jr., James S. Plaut, Theo… Read More
Kende LINZ
2021-05-16 07:33
LINZ Kende… Read More
2021-05-15 15:17
German Lost Art Foundation search Waldmüller… Read More

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