Recall that back in November, word of a 2011 discovery of over 1,400 pieces of Nazi-seized artwork had finally hit the public. Last time we checked, German authorities had plans of posting a good chunk of the looted artwork on lostart.de, a site for those seeking missing art from WWII. But what of Cornelius Gurlitt, who inherited the massive collection from his German, Nazi-authorized art dealer father?
Gurlitt's lawyer, Hannes Hartung, said on Monday that the collector is thinking about filing claims for the restitution of some of the artwork taken from him. Experts are currently examining five to six pieces that the former owner has demanded, said Hartung—though it is still too early to say whether any of them qualify as Nazi-stolen art.
"Our assessment is that there are only a very, very few critical works, and that there is a huge discrepancy between how authorities have depicted it publicly and reality," Hartung said.
Hopefully Gurlitt and those working on his case will be able to reach an agreement soon.