The Berlin Sculpture Find. 'Degenerate Art' in Bomb Debris

01.10.2014 to 12.10.2014
Neues Museum

Directly opposite Berlin's town hall, the Rotes Rathaus, in the city's historical centre, eleven sculptures from the high modernist period were unearthed during archaeological finds conducted in 2010. This spectacular find throws new light on the fate of the artworks that were removed from the museums as part of the Nazi's 'Degenerate Art' campaign, subsequently ridiculed in Nazi-orchestrated exhibitions and which had remained missing to this day.

The works, once thought irretrievably lost, will be placed on show in the Neues Museum on the Museum Island Berlin. They include works from Otto Baum, Otto Baum, Karl Ehlers, Otto Freundlich, Richard Haizmann, Karl Knappe, Will Lammert, Karel Niestrath, Marg Moll, Emy Roeder, Edwin Scharff, Naum Slutzky, Milly Steger, Gustav Heinrich Wolff und Fritz Wrampe.

Publication (available in German):
Matthias Wemhoff (Hrsg.), Der Berliner Skulpturenfund. "Entartete Kunst" im Bombenschutt. Entdeckung, Deutung, Perspektive. Schnell + Steiner Regensburg 2012, 256 Seiten, 210 Abbildungen, ISBN 978-3-7954-2628-6

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