Art World Shakeup: Painting by Adolf Hitler Sells for Three Times a Picasso

Further proof that World War II and NS artifacts are on fire in the collectors world, a watercolor painted by Adolf Hitler before he became Germany’s Führer sold at auction for $35,235, three times the winning bid of an original Picasso drawing. 

(Washintgon Examiner)

The watercolor of one of Vienna’s oldest Gothic churches, Maria am Gestade, sold for nearly twice the expected bid prior to the auction at Alexander Historical Auctions in

Chesapeake City, Md., an international seller of historical artifacts and autographs. The painting was signed “A. Hitler.” It sold for more than three times the $9,500 winning bid for an original Picasso sketch, a whimsical signed drawing in red crayon on the cover of catalog of his works printed in 1931. Alexander Historical Auctions President Bill Panagopulos told Secrets that the painting is headingto England.

In his auction catalog, he described the painting: “Hitler took great liberties in this work, straightening the alleyway, narrowing the church’s exterior walls, and placing buildings closer together. The human figures are virtually identical to those often seen in Hitler’s paintings: elongated or amorphous figures poorly represented in every respect. Hitler painted this now de-consecrated church several times, from different perspectives.”

Hitler and Third Reich artifacts have been jumping in price recently, even as the dollar gets stronger, he said. For example, the Hitler watercolor was the latest Panagopulos has sold in recent years, with each winning a higher bid that the previous.

Eager buyers are in China, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand where the new fashion rage is “Hitler chic.”

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Marble Bust of Adolf Hitler Discovered in Poland

Polish construction workers have dug up a marble bust of Adolf Hitler by one of the Third Reich’s official sculptors during work at a museum in Poland.

Measuring 50 centimetres in height, the bust by sculptor Josef Thorak was buried in the ground and was hit by a shovel during work in the interior garden of the National Museum in Gdansk, the sculpture department says.

“We can see it was hidden on purpose,” he told AFP of the bust signed Thorak and dated 1942.

“It’s an important sculpture because we didn’t know it existed. Thorak was a gifted sculptor and we can see that he did a good job.”

Gdansk, or Danzig in German, was a free city between the two world wars, with mostly German residents. The building where the bust was found was at the time home to the municipal museum.

“The bust was perhaps part of the (museum) director’s office furnishings, but it’s still too early to tell,” Lopuski said.

“We still don’t know whether it will go on display. It’s a delicate issue.”

(Yahoo News)

Artwork of German Hardship and Soldierly Struggle by Franz Eichhorst

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Franz Eichhort (1888 – 1948) was a German painter, illustrator, and engraver. He is best known for his World War II paintings. After his voluntary service in World War I as part of the Imperial Navy, he set up a home studio and created relatively austere paintings of the rural folk of Germany. He became a teacher of drawing at the Berlin Academy of Art in 1935, then became a mural painting instructor in 1936. In 1938 he created a monumental mural, spanning the 4 walls in Bürgersaal in the town of Berlin-Schöneberg, titled German epic: From the beginning of World War II up to the national survey. The Face of a Young German fresco brought him much acclaim. In this same year Adolf Hitler would bestow upon Eichhort the title of Professor. In 1939 he and sculptor Arno Breker received The Medal of Fine Arts. Eichhorst would be very successful throughout the war years, creating scenes from the front lines, particularly in Russia and Poland. Over 50 of his paintings were displayed at the Great German Art Exhibit in Munich, and a good number also purchased by Adolf Hitler. Eichhorst died in Innsbruck in 1948. Unfortunately much of his work was destroyed or looted when Germany was overrun, though Memory of Stalingrad was found in 2012 in a small Czech town.

Artwork Favored by Adolf Hitler Now Exploding in Popularity

Adolf Hitler’s favorite artists and artwork, promoted throughout National Socialist Germany and shunned by the jews for decades, are now on fire, with art collectors in America and Europe paying more than $150,000.

“The major auction houses won’t touch these artists due to their acceptance by and collaboration with the Nazis,” said Maryland auctioneer Bill Panagopulos. But, he added, “ there’s a market here.”

Marius Martens, a Dutch art dealer, said art from Karl Walther or sculptor Georg Kolbe, whom Hitler liked and whose work he displayed in Third Reich buildings, has finally caught the eye of collectors because the World War II period is now popular.

“This is only the beginning,” Martens said, adding that he has received death threats for selling the artwork. Panagopulos said he is already planning a sale of the works.

The popularity of Hitler’s favorite artists sprang to life in just the last 12 months. “Last year, the market was awakened by the sale of a painting by Karl Walther for 23,000 euro. It was an extremely scarce piece as it once hung in the New Chancellery of Adolf Hitler.” he said.

“It seems now that this was not a one-off occasion. Recently works of other artists popular in the Third Reich have been sold for considerable prices,” he added.

“Almost 70 years after World War II, more and more people see this art from a purely historical perspective. Although the art works originate from an extremely tragic period, they should not be hidden or destroyed. This is an opinion shared by several museums, seeing the rising number of exhibitions of this art and the number of visitors,” said Martens.

He added that as the World War II generation dies off, their period becomes history. “The driver is time. Just like no well-thinking human being bought a portrait of Napoleon in 1820, short after he destroyed Europe,” said Martins. “In the coming 10 years everybody who lived in the war will die: this means that living-past will change into history.”

Panagopulos said, however, that the growing popularity among collectors of art from Hitler’s favorites does not mean that Third Reich art is hot — yet.

(Washington Examiner)

Wolfgang Willrich: An Artist of the Third Reich

One of the Third Reich’s most famous artists was Wolfgang Willrich.

Born on March 31, 1897 from a long line of peasant stock, Willrich displayed artistic while still very young.

When he went to college in 1915 in Berlin, he viewed the art trends as decadent. In 1916 he was drafted and served as a non-com in the 251st Infantry Regiment.

He was awarded the Iron Cross on the Western Front. When he became a p.o.w., he spent much time drawing. His first drawings were published by the International Red Cross in a magazine for prisoners of war.

After his release, he resumed study. Although he joined Ludendorff’s Tannenberg Association, differences with Mathilde von Ludendorff caused him to leave. But he still published in their journal. Willrich excelled at portraying Nordic racial types.

In 1933-1934 he was active in the Reich Ministry of Culture, but was forced out because of his affiliation with the Ludendorff circle. Later R. Walter Darre made him an independent employee so he could continue to draw Nordic peasants, which he did with much enthusiasm. Many of his drawings appeared as posters and postcards and were widely distributed. But he still maintained his independence.

He turned down Heinrich Himmler’s offer to become an honorary member of the SS. I fact, he never even joined the NSDAP. Ironically, he considered the Third Reich’s opposition against degenerate art to be too moderate! Together with Walter Hansen and Graf Klaus von Baudissin, he helped organize the Munich Exhibition of Degenerate Art in 1937.

In 1939 he asked to be sent to the front as a combat artist. After Poland, he went to France, Norway, Finland, Sicily and Russia. Many famous military leaders were portrayed by him. Later he portrayed many holders of the Knights Cross. At the end of 1943 he returned to Berlin where he continued his work.

His final art works were published in Argentina after the war. He died on October, 1948 of cancer.

Protesting Trump’s ‘racism,’ artists want Ivanka not to display their work

 

Some artists whose works are on display at Ivanka Trump’s home are asking her to remove them to protest what they called the “racism” of her father, President-elect Donald Trump.

Visual artists Jonathan Horowitz and Alex Da Corte joined with curator Alison Gingeras, dealer Bill Powers and several others on the art scene in forming a group they call Halt Action. Some of the members saw their works on display in photographs of the New York home of Ivanka Trump, who underwent an Orthodox conversion to Judaism six years ago.

“Dear @Ivankatrump please get my work off of your walls. I am embarrassed to be seen with you,” Da Corte, of Philadelphia, wrote on Instagram. Breitbart, the right-leaning news and opinion site, reported on the initiative Thursday.

Members of Halt Action started an Instagram campaign called “Dear Ivanka” to protest President-elect Donald Trump through his daughter, Fox News reported.

The group’s website includes a statement that mentions Ivanka Trump and the president-elect’s staffers by name.

“Dear Ivanka, we need to talk about your dad. Racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia are not acceptable anywhere — least of all in the White House,” the message begins.

Donald Trump, who during the presidential campaign suggested that Mexico is sending rapists and criminals to the United States and called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, has rejected accusations of racism.

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, dismissed claims that Donald Trump is anti-Semitic or that he endorsed anti-Semites. Kushner grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family.

Such claims were directed at Trump especially following the publication of a slogan slamming Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption on an online banner that Donald Trump shared on social networks earlier this year during the campaign. The slogan was framed inside the shape of a Star of David.

“Through her collecting and social appearances, Ivanka Trump belonged to a certain degree to our world,” Gingeras told Bloomberg.

Powers told the news agency: “I think there are a lot of artists that are uncomfortable now being incorporated, or leveraged, as part of the Ivanka Trump brand.”

Adolf Ziegler’s Campaign Against Degenerate Art

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Adolf Ziegler (1892 – 1959) was born to a family of architects in Bremen, Germany. His studies at the Weimar Academy were interrupted by the first World War, in which he served as a front-line officer. He then returned to pursue his artistic passions, and like many others of his time, he was pulled toward “modern” art for a while, though there are no examples of his art from this period. Alois Schardt, an exiled museum director saidof Ziegler’s early work:

in former times a modern painter and a zealous admirer of the works of Franz Marc.…His transmutation proceeded by slow degrees.…before he took this position, he was one of the most extreme modern painters, but one of inferior rank.

Ziegler joined the NSDAP in the early 1920s and met another painter by the name of Adolf in 1925, quickly becoming the future fuhrer’s adviser on artistic matters. Hitler would actually acquire two of Ziegler’s most famous paintings, The Judgment of Paris and The Four Elements, with latter piece being hung over Hitler’s fireplace. Reproductions were also incredibly popular throughout the Reich.

The National Socialists appreciated Ziegler’s portrayals of the human figure without conflict or suffering, in a state of natural beauty. Ziegler showed that the nude body does not need to be hidden beneath puritanical clothes, but it also does not need to be sexually exploited and degraded as it was in Weimar Germany. While his critics called him  ‘Meister des Deutschen Schamhaares’ (“Master of German Pubic Hair”), Ziegler said his nude paintings presented an ideal body and encouraged German men to have many children.

Not only was Ziegler the foremost official artist of the Reich (at least for a time), he also held many important positions over the years. He served as Senator of the Fine Arts at the Reich Chamber of Culture, president of the Reich Chamber of Art, and president of the Prussian Academy of Arts. He was also the head of a five man commission that toured the country, determining what art was considered degenerate so that it could be quarantined and displayed in the famous Degenerate Art Exhibit of 1937, which Ziegler amazingly organized in less than two weeks.

During the war effort Ziegler publicly expressed his concerns about Hitler’s campaign, which led to him being seized by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Dachau for six weeks. Hitler then had him released and Ziegler was allowed to retire. After the war Ziegler was unable to revive his career due to his work with the Reich.

TA art school displays image of Netanyahu with Hitler mustache (LOL….)

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A poster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doctored to make him look like Hitler was briefly exhibited at an art college in Tel Aviv on Thursday, widening a controversy over free speech and incitement that began earlier this week when a poster featuring Netanyahu with a hangman’s noose, and another one of the prime minister in the nude, were displayed at a Jerusalem art college.

Thursday’s work features a black-and-white photo of the prime minister with the Hebrew word for “incitement” placed under his nose in a way that appears similar to Adolf Hitler’s iconic mustache. It was temporarily put on display in Ramat Gan’s Shenkar College of Art, near Tel Aviv.

Shenkar officials said they did not know who put up the poster, nor who removed it. Students at the school also protested against the perceived crackdown on freedom of speech, by temporarily blocking roads to traffic.

Simultaneously, students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, where the Netanyahu noose poster was displayed on Monday, and the naked Netanyahu on Wednesday, staged a two-hour strike protesting what they decried as infringement of freedom of speech after a student was questioned by police under caution for creating the noose artwork. Probed for alleged incitement, she is not expected to be charged.

During the sit-in Thursday at Bezalel, the Netanyahu noose poster was again displayed.

A poster hung on Monday December 12, 2016, in a stairwell at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design which showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a noose hanging in front of him and the word “Rope” in capital letters at the bottom

Some 200 students took part in the Bezalel strike, Channel 2 reported, in protest at the police investigation of the student who created the artwork amid accusations of incitement. She was briefly questioned on Tuesday evening and Wednesday.

Nadav Heipert, chairman of the Bezalel student union, told Ynet, “We have crossed a red line. Bringing in political causes and suppressing freedom of speech represents a genuine threat to us.”

איור מחאתי שנתלה באופן פיראטי על ידי סטודנטים מבצלאל על קירות שונים במכללה בו זמנית והוסר כעבור כמה דקות על ידי הנהלת המוסד @omrimaniv

A Likud official sparked this week’s controversy after posting a picture of the Netanyahu noose poster on Facebook. The artwork was heavily criticized by some politicians in both the coalition and opposition. Others, though, slammed the decision by the attorney general to order that the student responsible be questioned.

The lawyer for the student said she had not intended to be provocative, but had produced the work as part of a college assignment.

Accusations of incitement have dogged Netanyahu since the weeks before the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, when he and other senior Likud members attended a right-wing political rally in Jerusalem where protesters branded Rabin a “traitor,” “murderer” and “Nazi” for signing a peace agreement with the Palestinians earlier that year.

Critics say Netanyahu — who stood with other right-wing politicians on a balcony above Zion Square as the protests unfolded beneath him, and who also marched in a Ra’anana protest as demonstrators carried a coffin behind him — ignored inflammatory rhetoric that incited to Rabin’s murder.

In response the prime minister recently shared a video clip of him “definitively denouncing the hate speech directed towards the prime minister,” on Facebook and urged viewers to “judge for yourself.”


In early November Netanyahu came under fire from left-wing and centrist lawmakers after he failed to condemn a claim by fellow Likud MK and coalition chairman David Bitan that Rabin’s assassination was “not political.”

Later in November Rabin’s daughter warned that incitement against political adversaries continues in Israel’s political debates.

Rabin was shot dead by far-right activist Yigal Amir at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995.

Speaking at an event to mark the 21st anniversary of his assassination, Rabin’s daughter Dalia warned that the schisms that divided Israel at the time and led to her father’s killing are still in evidence in Israel’s public discourse.

Israelis look at the golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed at Rabin square in Tel Aviv. December 6, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90

“This murder was terrible. It is an open wound for us in the family, but it is also an open wound for our nation,” she said at the ceremony.

“The incitement from before has not ended. Parts of the nation are still in denial and find ways to argue that maybe it was good to murder him,” she said.

Last week a life-size golden statue of Netanyahu was erected overnight in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.

The sculptor, Itay Zalait, said in an interview with Channel 2 News that this was just the first in a series of artistic acts he was planning.

“The aim is to test the boundaries of free speech in Israel in 2016,” he said. “What happens when I display a sculpture like this? Will it bring sanctions, such as arrest, for example? Or will it just be removed?”

Adolf Wissel’s National Socialist Folk Paintings

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Adolf Wissel (1894-1973) was born to a German farmer and his paintings reflected his upbringing. He was a favored artist in National Socialist Germany as part of their “blood and soil” campaign, elevating the ideal of the farm family. Wissel’s famous ‘Kalenberger Bauernfamilie’ won an award of recognition in the 1938 Rosenberg Competition ‘Das Familienbild’ (The Family Portrait), which sought to portray large families, since many artists had previously tended to show only 1 or 2 children, much like the American family of today.

The National Socialist War Against Modern Art

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Wouldn’t it be great to purge our society of all the degenerate modern art that is relentlessly shoved down our throats? It is poorly executed, does not require any talent, degrades the human spirit, is thoroughly jewish, and makes sane people feel physically sick.

Well, the National Socialists, led by a talented painter named Adolf Hitler, saw this “art” as a threat to the well-being of the German folk and decided to do something about it. They called it Entartete Kunst, which is German for Degenerate Art, and quarantined pieces they they deemed to be subversive, putting them on display for the folk to see in its proper context.

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The German people lined up by the thousands to view the Degenerate Art exhibit and laugh at the grotesque creations jews had been passing off as something valuable during the Weimar Republic. Compared with the artwork being promoted by the National Socialists, the degenerate “art” looked like the work of mentally ill children with finger paints.

The jewish media loves to kvetch over all the “priceless” treasures that were taken by the “Nazis”, but never will you hear them mention all of the amazing artwork, including the architecture, that went up in a fiery blaze in Dresden, along with hundreds of thousands of tortured souls, thanks to the murderous hatred of the Allies.

In 2014 there was an Entartete Kunst exhibit in New York City that actually showed the sanctioned art vs the banned art.

During Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s, one of the many groups he targeted during his quest to remake the world in his image was modern artists. The Nazis confiscated works by Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and others, and at a historic art show in 1937 displayed modern art pieces as “degenerate art.” Erin Moriarty of “48 Hours” takes us on a tour of the recreated event at the Neue Galerie in New York City.

It’s somewhat humorous, though at the same time terribly tragic, to watch as these so-called experts try to make the degenerate art seem intellectual and important while denigrating the classical European masterpieces. I would venture to say that even some people who have been thoroughly indoctrinated into the jewish system walked through the gallery and felt more drawn to the work of the “evil Nazis”.

Real beauty, excellence, and artistry is reviled by our jewish rulers because it inspires us to greatness, and also because they can never achieve such glorious heights. They want to infect us with their own degeneracy and debase the spirit of our folk, so that we are more easily ruled. They want us all stuck in the mud and not reaching for the stars.