Masterpieces Looted by Nazis Found Among Tins of Food

(ABC News) – A “loner” who allegedly hid hundreds of masterpieces believed looted by the Nazis during World War II may have sold some of the paintings, officials believe.

German police have recovered 1,500 pieces of artwork by some of the world’s most famous artists from apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt in the German city of Munich. Among the hundreds of paintings were also some empty frames, leading some to believe that certain paintings have been sold, according to the news magazine Focus.

The collection of modernist art, valued at around $1.35 billion, is believed to include works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall and is part of a collection that was stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s, Focus reported.

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