Art

Rarely seen Auerbach painting due to sell for £800,000

February 7, 2014

A Painting by Jewish artist Frank Auerbach is expected to fetch up to £800,000 when it is sold at Sotheby’s in London next week.

The piece, entitled Morning – Mornington Place, has not been seen in public since the early 1970s, when it was bought by an Italian family in Milan, and remained in storage ever since.

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Probe over painting owned by Goering

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 31, 2014

The National Museum of Wales is investigating how one of its most important artworks once came to be in the possession of senior Nazi Hermann Goering.

The museum, which owns one of the UK’s most important art collections, is conducting special research into its 16th-century portrait of Welsh noblewoman Catrin of Berain, painted by Flemish artist Adriaen van Cronenburgh.

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From the inside, the Ben Uri Gallery is looking out

By David Glasser, January 30, 2014

‘As an onlooker, it is enough for me to say that were this London Jewish Museum of Art and its collections, in New York, it would be in receipt of proud, munificent patronage, and lodged in a fine and suitable building.

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Gurlitt suggests he may return looted art

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2014

The reclusive German pensioner accused of hoarding more than 1,400 pieces of art thought to have been looted by the Nazis is reportedly willing to return items to the heirs of their original owners.

Cornelius Gurlitt had said he intended to keep the paintings discovered at his Munich flat after details of the haul were revealed last November.

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V&A releases record of art confiscated by the Nazis

By Rosa Doherty, January 23, 2014

The Victoria and Albert museum is to make public a definitive list of “degenerate” art confiscated by the Nazis.

The inventory contains details of 16,558 works taken by the regime from museums and art galleries in Germany during 1937 and 1938.

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London artist thanks Israel Museum at a gala dinner that raises £900,000

By Julia Weiner, December 16, 2013

Close to £900,000 was raised at a gala dinner organised by the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) at the Roundhouse to fund educational projects at the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum and other museums of Israel.

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An ‘icon of modern art’ goes on sale

By Charlotte Oliver, December 6, 2013

The last known painting by Jewish artist Jankel Adler will be auctioned next week by Christie’s London, after being kept as a family heirloom for more than 60 years.

The work, entitled Composition, was bought by the modernist painter Pip Benveniste in 1950, shortly after Mr Adler’s death.

It was later inherited by her son Paul Vaughan, also a painter, who now lives in Tunisia.

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Historic haggadah found in Manchester sells for £210,000

By Rosa Doherty, November 22, 2013

An 18th-century haggadah, discovered in a cardboard box, has sold at auction for £210,000.

The Hebrew manuscript, dating from 1726, fetched £60,000 more than had been expected.

The buyer is an Austrian Jewish collector who wanted to remain anonymous.

Bill Forrest of Adam Partridge Auctioneers confirmed: “The buyer wanted his identity to be kept secret.

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Obey! Or is that oy vey? Who knew - the Doctor and the Daleks are Jewish

By Simon Rocker, November 21, 2013

For many, the long-awaited television event of the year will finally arrive tomorrow night when the BBC shows the 50th anniversary episode of what must now be its most famous programme, Doctor Who.

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Hull is city of culture - and we’re gonna gerron with it

By Maureen Lipman, November 21, 2013

Being From Hull and Jewish and a woman, the triple whammy, generally one feels like saying, when asked to go there, “what’s second prize?”. But not today.

Today I woke up and found myself besieged by requests to big up my beleaguered home town on TV, radio and press, on the grounds that Hull has been named City of Culture 2017.

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