Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The painting that launched a thousand lawsuits

Egon Schiele has featured before in the blog under paintings, but here we have a great article at the Hyperallergic site about the history of his 1912 painting Portrait of Wally, which pitted the art world against heirs of the painting’s pre-World War II owners and the US government. Fascinating read, highly recommended.

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