Feb 13, 2014

    60 paintings found in second stash


    AN ELDERLY German recluse whose spectacular trove of art works hidden in his Munich flat probably include Nazi loot, kept a further 60 paintings in his home in Salzburg, Austrian media reported on Tuesday.

    The Salzburg haul includes works by artists such as Monet, Renoir and Picasso, the Austria Press Agency said, quoting a spokesman for Mr Cornelius Gurlitt, 80, whose father, Hildebrand, dealt in "degenerate" art confiscated by Nazi Germany.

    Since the discovery of more than 1,400 works with a total estimated value of 1 billion euros (S$1.7 billion) in Mr Gurlitt's Munich flat, speculation had swirled that he may have a further stash of art works stored elsewhere.

    The discovery of the hoarded art works in Munich in early 2012 caused a sensation.