18 May 2009
Murder, Mystery and Egon Schiele's "Dead City"
Presentation by Raymond J. Dowd
In 1998, Egon Schiele's "Dead City" made worldwide headlines when New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau seized the painting at the Museum of Modern Art. It originally belonged to the Jewish cabaret artist and film star Fritz Grünbaum. When the Germans invaded Austria in 1938, Grünbaum was imprisoned in Dachau where he died in 1941.
Raymond J. Dowd reveals how Nazi agents laundered stolen art through
Switzerland and tells a story of art, murder and betrayal.
The presentation will be in English.