Hitler Watercolours Sold
BERLIN ~ Two watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler and dated 1914 have been sold at auction to a private collector for 32,000 euros (US$42,375), the Weidler auction house said.
Depicting farms and landscapes, with no political symbolism, the two paintings – created the year Hitler turned 25, and 20 years before he became führer – each had a starting price of 3,500 euros.
Last Thursday, 13 watercolours by Hitler – most of them landscapes found in a garage earlier this year by the seller – went for £95,589 ($140,000) at auction in Britain.
They included an apparent self-portrait showing a man with a side-parting sitting on a stone bridge, signed with the initials A.H.
In 2006, 21 of Hitler’s works were sold in Britain for £118,000, while during the same year Weidler – located in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg – sold another piece from the Nazi dictator’s youth for 11,000 euros.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment