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Museum to track Klimt posters

June 29, 2007|Mike Boehm

An Austrian museum, the Albertina, is trying to determine whether a prized collection of 3,600 posters, including works by Gustav Klimt, was acquired in a coerced Holocaust-era sale, according to the Art Newspaper.

The Albertina, an acclaimed graphics collection in Vienna, had believed the works, which could be worth $10 million, were bought legitimately from the Catholic widow of Julius Paul, a Jewish businessman.

The museum recently learned that she may have given them to her Jewish nephew, Gaston Belf, who was trying to flee when he sold them in 1939 at a cheap price to a dealer representing the museum.

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