A controversial art exhibit has again raised the debate over the presence of looted Jewish property in Austrian collections. Critics say the exhibition at Vienna’s Leopold Museum of works by Tyrolean painter Albin Egger-Lienz, a key figure in early 20th-century Austrian art, features over a dozen works of dubious origin.
The opposition Green party has already described the exhibit as “the greatest display of looted art in Austria in years” and has called for the paintings to be restored to their previous owners.
Well… I’m quite sure this nice piece of urban art has any political background… but still…
(Albin Egger-Lienz poster, Stiftgasse)