German city returns expressionist work to heirs of Jewish owner

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The German city of Düsseldorf has returned a painting named “The Foxes” by Franz Marc to the heirs of its former Jewish owner, authorities announced on Thursday. According to a statement, the painting, which is valued at an estimated 14 million euros (16 million dollars), was handed over on Tuesday in the city’s Museum Kunstpalast. The return was the result of a months-long legal tug-of-war, after the city council had given its approval at the end of April 2021. The Marc painting had come to Düsseldorf in 1962 as a donation from Switzerland. The expressionist masterpiece was considered one of …

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