Portrait of Wally
For 13 years, Egon Schiele’s portrait of his mistress Wally Neuzil was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between an Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis stole the painting in 1939. Now a history-making court case will decide ownership. “Portrait of Wally isn’t just about stolen art: It’s about cultural skulduggery, political sleaze, institutional hypocrisy and the virtues of persistence.”—Variety.
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