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Survey of the acquisitions by the City of Liège

The acquisitions by Liège at the sale of “degenerate art” in Lucerne

On 30th June 1939, in Lucerne, art dealer Theodor Fischer wrote a dark chapter in the history of 20th century art by auctioning off one hundred and twenty-five “masterpieces of modern art” pilfered from German museums by the government of the Third Reich, works by the great artists of the era but qualified as “degenerate” by the Nazi “philosophers”.

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The Paris Purchases

On 1st August 1939, Jacques Ochs, Auguste Buisseret and Olympe Gilbart visited Paris, seeking paintings by modern artists that they wished to obtain for the Fine Arts Museum of Liège.

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