Rediscovered in Berlin:
Eleven modernist sculptures branded as "degenerate art"
by the Nazis and thought to have been destroyed during WWII. The sculptures include works by Otto Freundlich
, who was murdered at Majdanek; Naum Slutzky
, a craftsman of both the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus; and Margarete Moll
, who studied with Matisse.
Respected arts reporter David D'Arcy
has been dumped by NPR
apparently in response to complaints by MoMA, who were unhappy with his recent coverage
of the controversy
surrounding Egon Schiele
's Portrait of Wally
. (D'Arcy's previous report here
.) The portrait was stolen by the Nazis in 1939; since 1997 it has been on loan to MoMA
from the Leopold Collection. The concerns and controversy surrounding the Nazis' looting of art
, of course, continue to be thorny issues