Showing posts with label provenance gap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label provenance gap. Show all posts

Aug 6, 2022

Detroit Institute of Art _Archived provenance dataset 2015

Madonna and Child DIA inv 67.119

 DIA provenance listings as they appeared on October 19, 2015

Provenance researchers know that the ownership history of artworks has a tendency to change over time. Snapshots of provenance texts published by a cultural heritage institution at a specific point in time are valuable sources of information not only about the history of the artworks but also about the history of the museum.

The list below was originally published by the Detroit Institute of Art on its public website in its provenance listings ("").

This version dates from 2015.




for original file see:

For recent versions of the provenance, please consult the website of the Detroit Institute of Art

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

Apr 23, 2022

Forgery and false provenances

False provenances are needed to insert art forgeries into the historical record.

Where there is forgery there is false provenance.

Dealers who sell forgeries are great sources of false provenances. A special kind of writing is involved in the creation of false provenances. A talent for making things that are not true seem at least plausible. 

Question: Do dealers of forgeries also sell looted art?

Some, like Knoedler, are known to have sold both at one time or another. Knoedler's prestige and power enables it to insert lies into the historical record without being challenged for a very long time. 

What about the others? How to find out?