Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hitler Painting Sells For $161K. If Adolf Had Gotten Into Art School, No World War II

"If Hitler Had Been Admitted To Art School, World War II Would Not Have Happened"
The watercolor painting ‘Altes Rathaus’ (‘Old Town Hall’), which was painted by Adolf Hitler, was auctioned for $161,000 on Saturday.
BERLIN—A watercolor of Munich’s old city hall painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago has been sold for €130,000 ($161,000) at an auction in Germany.
Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and went to a buyer from the Middle East. She declined to elaborate.
The painting, which had been expected to fetch at least €50,000, was sold by a pair of elderly sisters whose grandfather purchased it in 1916.
Hitler’s paintings surface regularly, but the auction house said the 11-by-8.5-inch scene auctioned on Saturday also includes the original bill of sale and a signed letter from Hitler’s adjutant, Albert Bormann, brother of the Nazi dictator’s private secretary, Martin Bormann.

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  1. This page shows the painting beside the same scene today; quite a contrast: