Art

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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Looted art: Gurlitt 'wants his paintings back'

By Marcus Dysch, November 18, 2013

The reclusive German pensioner accused of hoarding more than 1,400 pieces of art thought to have been looted by the Nazis has said he wants to keep the collection.

Cornelius Gurlitt said he "loved" the paintings and wanted authorities to conclude their investigation so "I can finally have my pictures back".

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Looted Nazi art: Germany’s ‘conspiracy of silence’

By Marcus Dysch, November 7, 2013

Restitution experts have condemned the German authorities’ handling of the discovery of a hoard of Nazi-looted artwork in a Munich flat.

Investigators faced a furious backlash after they admitted the haul of almost 1,400 paintings had been found two years ago and kept secret until a German magazine reported the case last weekend.

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Nazi-looted art revealed in Munich

By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2013

Dozens of previously unseen artworks were among the hundreds of Nazi-looted pieces discovered in Germany, it has been revealed.

German authorities displayed paintings by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and other renowned artists during a press conference in Munich on Tuesday morning.

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Anthony Caro: A man who carved his own place in history

By Julia Weiner, October 30, 2013

Sir Anthony Caro, who died following a heart attack last week, aged 89, was widely regarded as Britain’s greatest sculptor.

He was born in New Malden, Surrey, in 1924. Although his great-grandfather had been a rabbi, he did not have a strict Jewish upbringing and remembered struggling with Hebrew lessons. He was educated at Charterhouse and Christ’s College, Cambridge.

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Plea to National Gallery over ‘looted’ painting

By Rosa Doherty, October 24, 2013

The National Gallery is being urged to investigate the ownership of a painting believed to have been stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis.

The Portrait of Amalie Zuckerkandl by Gustav Klimt is on loan to the gallery from the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, as part of the exhibition, Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900.

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Sculptor Anthony Caro dies after a heart attack

By Isabelle Fraser, October 24, 2013

The world-renowed Jewish sculptor Sir Anthony Caro has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 89.

Born in Surrey in 1924, he attended Charterhouse School and Cambridge before training at the Royal Academy schools. It was there that he met his wife, the artist Sheila Girling, in 1949.

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British Museum compensates family for painting stolen by the Nazis

By Charlotte Oliver, October 17, 2013

The British Museum has agreed to pay the family of a Jewish art lover whose collection was looted by the Nazis in March 1939.

The claim was made by Uri Peled, after proving that the museum-owned medieval German drawing “Young Couple in a Landscape” had originally belonged to his grandfather, Arthur Feldmann.

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Major Shoah project on its way to Vienna

By Toby Axelrod, October 10, 2013

An American Jewish artist is returning to the city of her forefathers to launch a six-month project meant to remind Austrians that “memory is a part of national identity”.

Brandeis University academic Karen Frostig will launch “The Vienna Project” on October 23, three days before the holiday marking the establishment of post-war Austria.

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Record David Bomberg auction

By Rosa Doherty, October 10, 2013

The largest collection of works by David Bomberg ever to be auctioned is to go on sale in London next month.

Thirty-two paintings and drawings will be offered by Christies.

They are expected to realise around half-a-million pounds. Proceeds will go to Hadassah, a charity raising funds for the Hadassah Medical Organisation in Jerusalem.

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