Showing posts with label Degenerate Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Degenerate Art. Show all posts

Aug 8, 2023

Kurt Feldhäusser or Weyhe in provenance of artworks in American museums

Source UrlTitleArtistCredit LineAcc NumProvenance Woman with CrabAristide Maillol | Crouching Woman with Crab | French | The Metropolitan Museum of ArtBequest of Scofield Thayer, 19821984.433.35Mr. Bruno and Mrs. Sadie Adriani Bruno and Sadie Adriani, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., [ Buchholz Gallery } [Buchholz Gallery, New York], E. Weyhe Gallery [E. Weyhe, New York, probably on loan to the Whitney Studio, New York, sold in March 1924 to Thayer], [probably on loan to Whitney Studio, sold in March 1924 to Thayer], Scofield Thayer (1924–d. 1982, on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1936–82, his bequest to MMA), Worcester Art Museum Fisher | Harvard Art MuseumsDiego Rivera, Mexican (Guanajuato, Mexico 1886 - 1957 Mexico City)Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs1965.437Recorded Ownership History;[The E. Weyhe Gallery, New York, New York], sold, to Meta and Paul J. Sachs (L. 2091), Cambridge, Massachusetts, bequest, to Fogg Art Museum, 1965. 12E | Harvard Art MuseumsEl Lissitzky, Russian (Pochinok, Russia 1890 - 1941 Moscow, Russia)Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association FundBR49.303Recorded Ownership History;Kurt Feldhäusser, Berlin, bequest, to Marie Luise Feldhäusser, 1945, sold, [E. Weyhe Gallery, New York], sold, to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1949. Soldatenbad (Artillerymen)Ernst Ludwig KirchnerNOTE: Claim for Nazi-looted art and Restitutionto heirs of Alfred FlechtheimProvenance;Galerie Ludwig Schames, Frankfurt;Alfred Flechtheim, Dusseldorf (acquired from the above in 1919);Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf (acquired by donation in 1928-29);Alfred Flechtheim, Dusseldorf (acquired from the above by exchange in 1930 and left in the custody of his niece, Rosi Hulisch, on his departure from Germany in 1933);Kurt Feldhäusser, Berlin (acquired in 1938);Marie Luise Feldhäusser, Berlin (by inheritance from her son, above, in 1945);Erhard Weyhe Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1949);Mr. & Mrs. Morton D. May, St. Louis (acquired by 1952);The Museum of Modern Art, New York (a gift from the above in 1956);The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (by exchange from the above in 1988);Acquired by restitution from the above in 2018

Jun 28, 2022

Derain in the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal

Numerous artworks by André Derain have been listed by American museums on NEPIP, the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal

This post contains a list of NEPIP artworks by Derain with the title, accession number and museum collection.

Jun 26, 2022

Modern art seized by Nazis and sold through Curt Valentin: Where are they today?

Nazi Looted Art Research, focus on Curt Valentin and the sale of modern art, classified by Nazis as "Degenerate" and seized for resale to finance the Nazi war effort

Location of "Degenerate Art" seized by Nazis and sold by Curt Valentin (where it it known)

New York, Museum of Modern Art16
St. Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum5
Detroit, Institute of Arts5
USA, Privatbesitz4
Washington, National Gallery of Art3
Philadelphia, Museum of Art3
Hannover, Sprengel Museum3
Essen, Museum Folkwang3
Washington, Smithsonian Institution2
Providence, Rhode Island School of Design2
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum2
Cambridge/MA, Fogg Art Museum2
Cambridge/MA, Busch-Reisinger Museum - Harvard University Art Museums2
Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie2
Würzburg, Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger1
Winterthur, Kunstmuseum1
Washington, Library of Congress1
Washington, International Gallery of Art1
Sydney, Art Gallery New South Wales1
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie1
Schweiz, Privatbesitz1
Sammlung Rolf Horn1
Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum1
New York, Weintraub Gallery1
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art1
New York, Brooklyn Museum1
Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art1
Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum1
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center1
Minneapolis, Institute of Arts1
Michigan, Slg. Adolph Alfred Taubmann1
Mailand, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta1
Madrid, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza1
London, Sammlung Goodwin1
Locarno, Museo Civico e Archeologico Castello Visconteo1
Köln, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln1
Köln, Kunsthaus Lempertz1
Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art1
Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle1
Hagen, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum1
Dresden, Skulpturensammlung1
Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art1
Chicago, The Art Institute1
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts1
Bern, Galerie Kornfeld und Cie.1
Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Museum Berggruen1
Berlin, Galerie Michael Haas1
Bergen, Kunstmuseum, Stenersen's Collection1

 raw data source: Beschlagnahmeinventar "Entartete Kunst", "Degenerate Art" Research Center, FU Berlin; filtered for "Curt Valentin" and Location not blank or "Unbekannt"

See also: Buchholz and Valentin in Provenance Texts in American Museums

Jun 24, 2022

Henri Matisse The Blue Window

Henri Matisse
The Blue Window
Issy-les-Moulineaux, summer 1913
at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Object number

EK no. 3688: Stillleben, blaues Zimmer. One of 139 paintings removed from the Folkwang Essen in July and August 1937 (exh. cat. Folkwang 2010, p. 348). [4] Included in the exhibition Art in Our Time, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 10- September 30, 1939 (no. 93).

Apr 3, 2020

Curt Valentin in provenances at the Harvard Art Museums

- The Persistent Crime of Nazi-Looted Art, by Sophie Gilbert, in The AtlanticLooted Art

The director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Alfred H. Barr Jr. used art dealer Curt Valentin as an intermediary to secretly purchase artworks confiscated by Nazis from German museums. What else did Barr and other American museums directors purchase through Valentin?

In this next series of posts, we will look at the provenances of artworks that mention Curt Valentin. 

An interesting exercise for young art historians and provenances researchers is to examine each provenance with the questions: 

1) Who owned this artwork before Curt Valentin? 

2) Are there provenance gaps for the years 1933-1945?

3) What share of artworks that mention Curt Valentin in the provenance lack information about sellers, dates and places for the Nazi years? (0-25%; 26-50%; 51%-75%; 76%-100%).

4) What possible explanations might there be for the observations in 3)?

5) What actions does this suggest?

1. Mentions of Curt Valentin in the provenances of artworks at the Harvard Art Museums

See  Valentin Harvard Art Museums Provenance

for more information on Curt Valentin's role in bringing European art into American museums, see:

MoMA’s Problematic Provenances by William D. Cohan published November 17, 2011 by Artnews

Apr 23, 2017

DATABASE: Download the Entartete Kunst inventory

"The V&A holds the only known copy of a complete inventory of 'Entartete Kunst' confiscated by the Nazi regime from public institutions in Germany, mostly during 1937 and 1938. The list of more than 16,000 artworks was produced by the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda) in 1942 or thereabouts. It seems that the inventory was compiled as a final record, after the sales and disposals of the confiscated art had been completed in the summer of 1941. The inventory’s two typescript volumes provide crucial information about the provenance, exhibition history and fate of each artwork.

Download the Entartete Kunst inventory
(It's presented in two separate files:)

View a few pages from the Degenerate Art Inventory


see also:

Hermann Göring