WOLFGANG GURLITT. FAIRY PRINCEArt Dealer – Collector

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This exhibition focuses on the hitherto little researched life and activities of Hildebrand Gurlitt’s cousin, Wolfgang Gurlitt (1881−1965). His international activities as art dealer in Berlin, Würzburg, Linz, Bad Aussee and, later on, in Munich, the exciting story of his life and his dealings with museums and collectors are put centre stage here. Attention is paid both to his friendships with artists and to the difficult beginnings of the LENTOS Kunstmuseum. The Gurlitt Collection, which represents the core of the LENTOS’s holdings, has proved a legacy that is both brilliant and problematic to administer.

In 1953 the City of Linz acquired 84 paintings, 33 drawings and a collection centered on Alfred Kubin from Wolfgang Gurlitt, an art dealer and passionate collector. This set of works included several priceless modern classical masterpieces that had been branded as “degenerate” by the National Socialist regime and had been confiscated in Museums and subsequently sold by auctioneers.

Curator: Elisabeth Nowak-Thaller

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1
4020 Linz
Austria
+43 (0)732 7070703614
http://www.lentos.at/html/en/5440.aspx

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Museum, Kunst, Berlin,

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WOLFGANG GURLITT. FAIRY PRINCEArt Dealer – Collector Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz Main address: Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1 4020 Linz, Austria Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1 4020 Linz, Austria This exhibition focuses on the hitherto little researched life and activities of Hildebrand Gurlitt’s cousin, Wolfgang Gurlitt (1881−1965). His international activities as art dealer in Berlin, Würzburg, Linz, Bad Aussee and, later on, in Munich, the exciting story of his life and his dealings with museums and collectors are put centre stage here. Attention is paid both to his friendships with artists and to the difficult beginnings of the LENTOS Kunstmuseum. The Gurlitt Collection, which represents the core of the LENTOS’s holdings, has proved a legacy that is both brilliant and problematic to administer.

In 1953 the City of Linz acquired 84 paintings, 33 drawings and a collection centered on Alfred Kubin from Wolfgang Gurlitt, an art dealer and passionate collector. This set of works included several priceless modern classical masterpieces that had been branded as “degenerate” by the National Socialist regime and had been confiscated in Museums and subsequently sold by auctioneers.

Curator: Elisabeth Nowak-Thaller
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