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London 1938: The Loss and Recovery of so-called Degenerate Art

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Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

29 Russell Square

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WC1B 5DP

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6pm - doors open; private view of the exhibition

6:30pm - event begins

Part of The Wiener Library’s London 1938 exhibition series.

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer (European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s) will talk both about his work in provenance research in the setting of an international auction house and about his encounters with examples of so-called ‘degenerate art’ over the last twenty years of work in this field: works that were either taken out of museums during the 1937-1938 Degenerate Art Action or that were looted from private collections both because their owners were Jewish and because they were works by the Moderns.

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Richard Aronowitz-Mercer is European Head of Restitution and a Senior Director at Sotheby’s London and has worked at Sotheby's in a variety of roles since 1997. He is also a successful writer, who began his career as a poet, publishing poems in The Independent, The Guardian and many small-press magazines. His most recent novel is An American Decade (2017).


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