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Continued: Nazi art-loot discovery mirrors a Walker Art Center masterpiece

  • Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 15, 2013 - 2:36 PM

The headline was wrong, of course, because Hitler never had his mitts on the picture. He did hate modern art, though, and once ranted about “un-German” artists who painted “blue meadows, green sky, clouds of sulphur-yellow.”

The painting is on loan through Feb. 10 at the Neue Galerie, a New York City museum specializing in Germanic art. Starting next September it will be featured at the Walker in a yearlong show celebrating the museum’s 75th anniversary as a center of modernism.

 

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