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January 23, 2006 |
Los Angeles attorney Randol Schoenberg was just a boy when he first saw Vienna, the hometown of his grandfather Arnold, the composer. At the national art museum in baroque Belvedere Castle, his mother stood in a roomful of paintings by Gustav Klimt and pointed to the shimmering portrait of a sultry, enigmatic beauty suspended in gold. Schoenberg never forgot the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which was seized by the Nazis in 1938 and delivered to the museum with the salutation "Heil Hitler."
February 12, 2012 |
The Lady in Gold The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" Anne-Marie O'Connor Alfred A. Knopf: 368 pp., $30 -- One dazzling painting. So many meanings. For Austrian modernist Gustav Klimt, his "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" was a passionate expression of feminine beauty and desire, painted in mosaic-like patterns of flickering light. For the subject, a Viennese belle married to a Czech sugar baron, the shimmering portrait was an emblem of social status and intimate friendship with the artist, a dashing leader of the Austrian avant-garde.
June 18, 2003 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that a legal battle over the ownership of a $10-million Picasso painting looted by the Nazis should be waged in Chicago, rather than Los Angeles, where the lawsuit in the case was filed.
May 19, 2006
E. Randol Schoenberg, the attorney who engineered the return of five Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt paintings for Los Angeles resident Maria Altmann, will be honored by the Beverly Hills Bar Assn. on May 31. The event will be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and includes a viewing of the paintings and a screening of the documentary "Klimt: Adele's Last Will."
September 30, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust said on Monday that it has named Samara Hutman as its new executive director. Hutman -- who comes from Remember Us, a Holocaust education organization -- will report to museum President E. Randol Schoenberg. Hutman served as executive director of Remember Us since 2011. Remember Us works with middle and high schools to promote Holocaust awareness. She will officially begin her new job at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust on Tuesday. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat At the museum, Hutman will take on the executive director role that Schoenberg had filled on a temporary basis.
March 15, 2003 |
A judge has ruled that the case of a looted $10-million Picasso painting, taken by the Nazis in World War II, should move from California to Illinois jurisdiction. In December, UC Berkeley law student Thomas Bennigson sued in L.A. to regain control of "Woman in White" from its current owner, Chicago philanthropist Marilynn Alsdorf. According to Bennigson's attorney, E. Randol Schoenberg, the venue change is a stalling tactic: "It could add a year to the case." Schoenberg is appealing the ruling.