Saturday, May 08, 2010

Cleveland Jewish News: Alfred Flechtheim Work At Center of Cleveland Museum of Art Nazi Art Looting Controversy

Fernand L├ęger (French, 1881 - 1955)

The Aviator Foreign title: L'aviateur
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: Framed: 90.48cm x 117.16cm x 7cm, Unframed: 65cm x 92cm
Date: 1920
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund

Provenance D. H. Kahnweiler, Paris; Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin; Kofler-Herni coll.; (Galerie Beyeler, Basel); (Perls Galleries, New York)

Link to article on an upcoming May 11, 2010 panel on Nazi-art looting to take place at the Maltz Museum  in Cleveland Jewish News

Experts to discuss reclaiming Nazi-looted artworks

Cleveland Jewish News News Local

Many works from Alfred Flechtheim's 1933 inventory are at the MoMA in New York City.  MoMA won't disclose the provenance documents to show where the works came from.  Flechtheim was the most important contemporary art dealer in the Weimar Republic.  American art historians have entirely ignored him and the provenance folks related to the American Association of Museums have been criminally negligent in failing to document his role in the history of 20th Century art.

Otto Dix - Portrait of the Art Dealer Alfred Flechtheim (1926)

Jules Pascin - Alfred Flechtheim as Toreador

Hans Bolz - Alfred Flechtheim - 1910

My earlier posts on Alfred Flechtheim here and here.

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