'Nazi Art' Hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, 81, Dies

German art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt has died aged 81, with no definitive answer on what will happen to his secret collection, which included many Nazi-looted pieces.

More than 1,400 works were found in his Munich apartment, including pieces by Picasso and Matisse.

Many were feared lost or destroyed before tax investigators uncovered his priceless collection in 2012.

Cornelius Gurlitt was the son of Adolf Hitler's art dealer.

Hildebrand Gurlitt was ordered to deal in works that had been seized from Jews, or which the Nazis considered "degenerate" and had removed from German museums.

(BBC)


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