A German court Thursday threw out a challenge to the will of collector Cornelius Gurlitt, clearing the way for a spectacular Nazi-era art hoard found in his home to go to a Swiss museum.
Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers, the Associated Press reports.
An oil painting by Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler has been sold at auction in Zurich for CHF8 million ($8.4 million), double the estimate. It is one of a series of landscapes representing the Montana plateau in canton Valais.
A Czech writer has found seven paintings once owned by Adolf Hitler at a Czech monastery, part of an art collection deemed lost for decades.
The scope of what is believed to be Germany's biggest art forgery scandal since World War II has reached as far as Hollywood, Spiegel Online reports.
Egypt officials have said they will make a formal request to Germany for the return of the 3,400 year-old bust of fabled Queen Nefertiti, but Germany said the bust will remain in Berlin.
The Salzburg Museum of Modern Art has agreed to return a valuable Gustav Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis to the grandson of the original Jewish owner.
A Cologne museum has unveiled an original Monet painting 20 years after it was acquired in an unusual way. All signs point to it being authentic, says the gallery that now owns it.
A collection of 10,000 photographs belonging to British comedian Charlie Chaplin and tracing his career will be given to a Swiss museum, it was announced Monday.
An art form of French resistance at the height of Nazi occupation has come to the fore after it emerged that Adolf Hitler was portrayed as blood-thirsty King Herod killing in a church's stained glass window created during World War II.