Hitler’s Still-Life Watercolor Withdrawn From LA Auction

  • Oil painting by Hubert Lanzinger
  • (Photo : Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images) ‘The Flag Bearer Hitler in Armor’ is a 1934 oil painting on plywood by Hubert Lanzinger being housed at the Army Art Collection US Army Center of Military History Museum Support Center on Friday, February 7, 2014, in Fort Belvoir, VA. As part of Adolf Hitler’s collection, the piece was taken from Haus der Deutschen Kunst (House of German Art), Munich. The painting was damaged by a bayonet. As a new movie, ‘The Monuments Men,’ celebrates the GIs who recovered precious European art that was stolen by the Nazis, American soldiers were also gathering another kind of art: that produced by the Nazis. In the wake of the war, allied forces embarked on the ‘de-nazification’ of Germany. That meant collecting reams of Nazi propaganda art. Much of that material, including watercolors by

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