Tax Officials Search Home of Georg Baselitz

May 14th, 2013

The Ammersee home of German painter Georg Baselitz has been raided by German tax officials, who seized several crates of files as part of investigation into tax evasion.  The artist was implicated in tax dodging after his name appeared on a list of secret bank account holders with the Swiss bank UBS.  Baselitz had been quoted earlier this year as saying: “Despite all the taxes people pay, there supposedly isn’t any money in this country for art.” Read more at Spiegel