German art hoard held unknown Chagall, Matisse


German art hoard held unknown Chagall, Matisse

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — A hoard of more than 1,400 works of art found at a Munich apartment by German investigators following a routine customs check offers a treasure trove for art historians including previously unknown works by masters such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Officials now faced a daunting challenge: to identify the art, determine its legal situation and find the rightful owners of the works, many of which may have been seized by the Nazi regime.

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