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More Art Found in ‘Nazi Trove’

Van Abbemuseum—AP The 1921 painting Odalisque by Henri Matisse, one of the artists whose works is believed to have been retrieved after being seized by the Nazis

60 additional pieces by Picasso, Renoir, Monet and others found among the haul at Cornelius Gurlitt’s Salzburg home.

An additional 60 pieces of art, including works by Picasso, Renoir and Monet, have reportedly been found in the Austrian home of the reclusive German son of Hitler’s art dealer.

A news magazine revealed late last year that investigators found 1,400 lost works of art in 2012, including pieces by renowned masters Matisse and Chagall, in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, whose father Hildebrand Gurlitt was employed by the Nazis selling works stolen from Jewish families. The updated haul, reported by AFP, comes after more works were found at a property in Salzburg, Austria, that belonged to the man.

Of the original roughly 1,400 works found in Gurlitt’s home, investigators say they’ve found about 590 which are suspected of having be stolen or extorted from Jewish art collectors by the Nazi regime. An initial inspection of the found art suggests there is no evidence any of the 60 newly discovered pieces was Nazi loot, according to a Gurlitt spokesperson.

[AFP]

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