Friday, November 08, 2013

ART - More on the Recovery of Modernist Masterpieces

"How the recovery of modern art 'defamed' by Nazis will change the art world" PBS Newshour 11/6/2013


SUMMARY:  Researchers are hopeful the recovery of 1,400 Nazi-looted modernist masterpieces will help the art world learn more about the work and careers of artists like Picasso and Matisse.  For more on how and why the valuable collection was amassed, Judy Woodruff talks to Claremont McKenna College professor Jonathan Petropoulos.

JUDY WOODRUFF (Newshour):  To take a deeper look at some of these questions about the art and the history, we turn to Jonathan Petropoulos, professor of history at Claremont McKenna College and a specialist in Nazi art looting and restitution.  He's the author of several books, including "The Faustian Bargain:  The Art World in Nazi Germany."

I spoke with him earlier this evening.

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