November 9, 2013

Gurlitt Art Collection: Reuters Video: 'Cornelius Gurlitt who hid 1,400 art works was a tragic figure'

In this November 8 Reuters video posted on YouTube, Wolfgang Gurlitt in Barcelona says that his cousin Cornelius Gurlitt, whose collection of 1,400 artworks was seized from his Munich apartment by Bavarian authorities in February 2012 in an investigation regarding tax evasion, only sold paintings to support himself.

"He could have sold it [the art collection] in all these 60 years," Wolfgang Gurlitt said. "He could have sold the Picassos and all these famous paintings to a museum, to any rich people, so he was not interested in making money -- he was just interested in making money to make his own living."