Book review: The Orpheus Clock – Simon Goodman’s quest for a lost art collection

Early September, I finished reading a moving book on the fate of a lost art collection. In his “The Orpheus Clock”, Simon Goodman describes the history of the Gutmann Art Collection. Everybody knows the Rothschilds, their bank, their properties and art collections? How many know Eugen Gutmann not only established the Dresdner Bank, but also owned a famous art collection?

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Museum to restore painting to rightful heirs

Tell Aviv’s Museum of Art currently exhibits a work by Dutch artist Jozef Israëls. His “From Darkness to Light” was once looted by Nazis. When this term is used, most people think of art in museums and private collections throughout Europe and the USA – not museums in Israel.

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