By Alex Stuart
Frankfurt’s Städel Museum are showing Germany’s most substantial exhibition of Van Gogh’s central works for twenty years. The gallery notes how public collections in Germany began collecting his paintings ‘unusually early’; 150 paintings by 1914, just 15 years after the painter’s death. Van Gogh’s glistening swirls of oil would go on to inspire a generation of German and Austrian expressionists, discernible in the emphatic, bright colours in the works of Emil Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka, for example. Now 120 Van Gogh’s will be on view in Frankfurt until February 2020.
In more unsettling news, prominent art dealer Michael Schultz was arrested at his Berlin apartment on suspicion of the fraudulent sale of several paintings, using counterfeit certificates. Der Tagesspiegel broke the story, read more.