Date: a week ago   Category: Art

Hitler's pictures stirred up Nuremberg and remained unclaimed


At an auction in the German Nuremberg could not sell several watercolor pictures of authorship of Adolf Hitler. Besides, the auction provoked protests in the city. Writes The Guardian about it. In total five works among which there was a landscape with the mountain lake and a picture in which the wicker chair with a swastika probably belonging to the Nazi leader was represented were offered to buyers. The starting prices of them fluctuated from 19 to 45 thousand euros. The auction house of Weidler could not state the reason for a failure of the auction and stated that pictures can be sold later. It is noted that not only high prices, but also doubts in authenticity of pictures could push away buyers: shortly before the auction the prosecutor's office of Nuremberg withdrew from Weidler for check 63 watercolors signed with "A.Hitler" or the Fuhrer's initials. Department began investigation on suspicion of a forgery of expert opinions and attempt of fraud. In addition, the mayor of Nuremberg publicly condemned the auction and called pictures "bad taste". In January specialists of faculty of arts of University of Bristol noted that works of authorship of Hitler found popularity at collectors in recent years. At the same time the dean of faculty emphasized that "for obvious reasons Germans are not favorable to the people getting profit on creativity of a such type". In Germany it is authorized to sell only those works of the Fuhrer at which there are no Nazi symbols. Hitler earned a living by drawing of cards during the period from 1909 to 1913 while he lived in Vienna. For that period about three thousand watercolors were created. From them about 800 remained, the majority of pictures is kept in private collections in Austria, Germany, Great Britain and the USA. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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