Despite a mammoth effort, results have been paltry in the search for the rightful owners of the sensational trove of Nazi-era art discovered in Munich in 2012.
That’s according to a government task force, which released its long-awaited final report last week.
Of about 500 artworks suspected of being illegally confiscated by the Nazis, the task force determined the provenance of just 11. Of them, five were looted art, the report said.
They were among the 1,258 artworks found in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt in the Bavarian capital in 2012. The now late Mr. Gurlitt was the son of German art dealer and historian Hildebrand Gurlitt, who traded in so-called “degenerate art” during the Nazi era and died in 1956.