June 21, 2006

More Nazi-looted art at auction

Not a record, but a very healthy price nonetheless:

A painting by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, missing for more than 60 years after it was stolen by the Nazis in 1938, has fetched 11.7m at auction.

The painting surfaced last year when an anonymous collector asked Christie's for a valuation.

It was returned to the family of its original owner, who sold it on Tuesday.

From the BBC.

Posted by David on June 21, 2006 10:32 AM

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