Wolfgang Gurlitt art dealer and profiteer in Bad Aussee / Kam­mer­hof­mu­se­um Bad Aussee, Styria

© Kammerhofmuseum

28.03.2024 – 03.11.2024

The exhibition is a co-operation between the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, the Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee and the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024.
In two rooms of the Kammerhofmuseum in Bad Aussee, the guest exhibition of the Lentos Art Museum Linz sheds light on the eventful lives of the passionate collector and Berlin art dealer Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888–1965) and his Jewish partner Lilly Christansen-Agoston (1894–1950). Both were involved in the trade in confiscated and “degenerate” art during the National Socialist era.
Gurlitt’s family bought a villa on Lenauhügel in Bad Aussee as early as 1940. After the bombing of his flat and gallery in Berlin in 1943, Gurlitt and his extended family found a new adopted home in Ausseerland, where he was also involved in the lively cultural life in the immediate post-war period.
With this exhibition of around 60 originals from the former Gurlitt collection, Lentos is bringing high-calibre works of art to the Salzkammergut.

Wolfgang Gurlitt art dealer and profiteer in Bad Aussee
28.03.2024 – 03.11.2024
Chlum­ecky­platz 1
8990 Bad Aus­see