No One Wanted To Buy These ‘Hitler Paintings’ At Controversial Nuremberg Auction – HuffPost - http://earlyretireonline.com | how to earn money fastFebruary 11, 2019 4:22 am
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Five paintings purportedly made by genocidal dictator Adolf Hitler failed to find any buyers at a weekend auction in Nuremberg, Germany, amid concerns about the artworks’ authenticity and accusations that the sale itself was in “bad taste.”
The high starting prices of the paintings, all of which depicted landscapes, are also believed to have kept potential buyers at bay. The most costly artwork, of a mountain lake scene, had a starting price of $51,000, Deutsche Welle reported.
But Hitler’s artworks have fetched big bucks in the past. In 2015, the Weidler auction house in Nuremberg — the same one that auctioned the five paintings on Saturday — sold 14 watercolors and drawings by the Führer for almost half a million dollars.
Weidler’s recent auction, which took place Saturday, was dogged by forgery accusations. Last week, German police seized dozens of artworks signed by “A. Hitler” from the auction house on suspicion that they were fakes, the BBC reported.
Hitler, who orchestrated the murder of millions of Jews and others during World War II, had aspired to be an artist as a young man. He was rejected twice, however, by Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts and has generally been deemed a mediocre painter by experts.