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Prof. George Kyeyune in der Gegenwartskunst-Sammlung Afrika des Weltkulturen Museums. Foto: Wolfgang Günzel.

Prof. George Kyeyune in der Gegenwartskunst-Sammlung Afrika des Weltkulturen Museums. Foto: Wolfgang Günzel.

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James Ensor One of the most spell- binding artists ! Viewing this painting is a timeless gift ...

James Ensor One of the most spell- binding artists ! Viewing this painting is a timeless gift ...

The co-chief art critics for The New York Times on the most notable themes of the year.

The Best in Art of 2015

The co-chief art critics for The New York Times on the most notable themes of the year.

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, the mythological figure can just be made out splashing into the sea (Credit: Wikipedia)

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Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, the mythological figure can just be made out splashing into the sea (Credit: Wikipedia)

This is an increasingly tangled tale, and it is not likely to be unraveled anytime soon. 1,400 paintings were seized by authorities from Cornelius Gurlitt in Germany. Gurlitt's father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, was an art dealer who oversaw the confiscation of what the Nazis called "degenerate art" in the 1930s and 1940s, mostly from Jewish collectors. 79-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt of Munich had the paintings, which are valued at more than $1 billion, in his possession. -

This is an increasingly tangled tale, and it is not likely to be unraveled anytime soon. 1,400 paintings were seized by authorities from Cornelius Gurlitt in Germany. Gurlitt's father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, was an art dealer who oversaw the confiscation of what the Nazis called "degenerate art" in the 1930s and 1940s, mostly from Jewish collectors. 79-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt of Munich had the paintings, which are valued at more than $1 billion, in his possession. -

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