German authorities revealed on Tuesday how they discovered an unprecedented trove of missing 20th-century European art in an elderly man’s apartment in Munich, but for some in the art world, many questions remain unanswered about the works, many of which are suspected of being looted by the Nazis.
Germany’s Focus magazine revealed earlier this week that authorities had made a discovery of over 1,400 paintings in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt, whom they had been investigating for tax evasion. German authorities have said that they discovered the art early last year.
As the story has unfolded, many basic questions, such as how Gurlitt, the son of alleged Nazi collaborator Hildebrand Gurlitt, could stay off the grid, have been raised.
German officials made some attempt to address these questions at a news conference on Tuesday. However, as the New York Timesreports, they “offered only a peek”…
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