Franz Marc Painting in Düsseldorf Museum Claimed to be Nazi Loot

December 20th, 2017

Franz Marc, via Art NewspaperThe heirs of investment banker Kurt Grawi, are demanding the city of Düsseldorf hand over a 1913 painting of foxes by Franz Marc that they claim was taken from Grawi as Nazi loot. “My husband’s family had to sell everything of value in Nazi Germany in order to pay for the discriminatory and confiscatory charges on Jews and for the costs of their emigration,” says Ingeburg Breit, Grawi’s Hamburg-based daughter-in-law. “That is how the painting was lost.”

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