Fri 7 Feb

Making a Killing

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

52 mins

in English

UK | 1998 | col | dir. Christopher Spencer | doc

Written and produced by Anne Webber, co-founder and co-chair of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, this documentary follows the Gutmann family’s 50-year quest to recover their missing art collection, seized from them by the Nazis, culminating in their finding a stolen Degas painting and the controversial legal battle to reclaim it.

Followed by a debate with Anne Webber, Emmanuelle Polack (Head of the Archives of the Musée des Monuments français), Fabio Isman (Italian journalist, Il Giornale dell’Arte), Melissa Müller and Monika Tatzkow (co-authors of Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft and the Quest for Justice).

As part of VIEW: A Festival of Art History

© Edgar Degas, Paysage Avec Fumée de Cheminées, 1890, pastel over monotype, Art Institute of Chicago

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