Rare Poster Collection Looted by Nazis Will Go to Auction in New York
by Zach Pontz
A collection of rare posters created by some of the world’s most renowned turn-of-the-century artists, and stolen from the original owner by the Nazis in the 1930s, is going to auction in New York, the BBC reports.
Gustave Klimt and Henri de Toulouse-lautrec are just two of the names associated with the thousands of posters in the collection originally accumulated by Hans Sachs. A Berlin museum came into the collection after the war, but in March a court ruled that they must return the posters the Sachs’ family.
Sachs died in 1974. The collection is estimated to be worth $6 million but experts say it could fetch twice that at auction.
A video about the posters can be viewed here.