Rose Valland – art spy at the Jeu de Paume

Rose Valland was the perfect spy. Her innocence was the best camouflage. When the Germans occupied Paris and the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) moved into his bag-shop in the building of Jeu de Paume, she was already there. The art […]


IFAR announces major enhancemens to its free catalogue raisonnés database

The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)—the leading organization addressing critical art-world issues regarding attribution, authenticity, and provenance—announced today the launch of new enhancements to its online Catalogues Raisonnés Database. New features and functionality include external links to the complete […]

Marzella: „Brücke“-Expressionism in Stockholm

A subject that was repeatedly painted by the Brücke-artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the young girl „Marzella“. A version of it is now displayed in the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. The work of an artist who was considered as […]

Liebermann was not allowed to go to Sweden

Art looting during the Third Reich has taken place in very different ways. The extent of coercion, which was exposed to the former art owners, not always appears equally strong. Without any doubt are the cases in which an expropriation has occurred, when […]

Pictures tell stories

I am often asked: What is actually provenance research? Or, asked in terms of activities: What exactly is it that a provenance researcher is doing? Or, thought very pragmatic: Why do you do that?