2013 turned out to be a pretty big year for the art world - largely as a result of the Gurlitt Collection: the surfacing of 1,400 Nazi-looted modern masterpieces that were thought to have been destroyed - an art trove valued somewhere in the billions. Much of it had been confiscated from both galleries and private art collections in Germany and Austria only to be publicly derided in a Nazi organized exhibit called "Degenerate Art" (1939).
Five paintings from this exhibition were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art that same year: you can read about the these paintings by clicking here.
The article posted to the right explains the systematic manner in which the Germans acquired the art.
CLICK HERE to read an article from 1923 about the abitious Adolf Hitler.