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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Painting Returned to Family and Repurchased by Neue Galerie

September 28th, 2016

karl-schmidt-rotluffs-nude-via-nytThe Neue Galerie has reached an agreement with heirs of a Jewish shoe manufacturer and art collector over a Karl Schmidt-Rottluff piece seized by the Nazi’s before WWII.  The museum has returned the work to the family of Alfred and Tekla Hess, and then promptly bought it back at its current fair market value.  “This case is an example of how provenance research has evolved and how much more we know today than we knew 20 years ago,” says Agnes Peresztegi, a lawyer and expert on Holocaust-era property claims.
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Tino Seghal Wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

September 28th, 2016

tino-seghal-via-artforumThe Kunstmuseum Stuttgart Foundation has awarded Tino Sehgal the 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize, an $18,000 award that recognizes artists with connections to southwest Germany, and which will include a commission for a project in Stuttgart.
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Wim Pijbes Quits Post at Museum Voorlinden

September 28th, 2016

wim-pijbes-via-nytAfter only a few months, former Rijksmuseum head Wim Pijbes is stepping down as the Director of the Museum Voorlinden, following differences of opinion with founder Joop van Caldenborgh.  “We had different ideas on the museum after it opened,” Pijbes. “It’s about expectations and reality. We had a good conversation, and we both agreed that we were both not happy with how it was going. I offered to step aside.”
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