Fernand Léger (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
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.