Dresden Buys Back Kirchner Painting Seized by Nazis as “Degenerate”

January 22nd, 2016

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street Scene in Front of the Hair Salon (1926), via Art NewspaperThe City of Dresden has bought back Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Strassenbild vor dem Friseurladen, a work which was seized by Nazis as “degenerate art” from Dresden City Art Gallery almost 80 years ago.  “The acquisition of Kirchner’s work has a special significance for Dresden,” says Hilke Wagner, the director of the Albertinum museum, which will show the painting.Read more at Art Newspaper