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DSK’s Wife Claims Matisse Worth $100 Million

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Amongst the missing artwork found in Munich was a painting that belonged to Anne Sinclairs grandfather

Amongst the missing artwork found in Munich was a painting that belonged to Anne Sinclairs grandfather

Amongst the missing artwork found in Munich was a painting that belonged to Anne Sinclairs grandfather

After news broke recently that Germany had made a discovery of more than 1,500 works looted by the Nazis during World War II and worth in excess of $1 billion, art collectors who lost loved ones in the Holocaust looked into whether one of the art gems hidden all of these years actually belonged to one of their grandparents or other relatives. According to a recent report in the New York Daily News, Anne Sinclair, Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s ex, has claimed that one Matisse painting found, “Sitting Woman,” was stolen from her grandfather, the known Jewish art collector Paul Rosenberg.

The Matisse painting has been valued at $100 million, according to the report.

Rosenberg left Paris before the Nazis invaded in 1940, the Daily News further reported, citing the Mirror newspaper. He thus left behind the trove, some of which may have recently been uncovered.

Chris Marinello of Art Recovery International asserted he was “in the process of submitting a claim” on behalf of the Sinclair for the Matisse painting and that he was “confident” the claim was authentic, according to the Daily News.

The Matisse painting was among the 1,400 works found at the home of 80-year-iold Cornelius Gurlitt of Munich this month. Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand, had gained access to such works during the Holocaust while working as a dealer of stolen or banned art under the guidance of propagandist and leading Nazi official, Joseph Goebbels.

Sinclair and DSK divorced in March, the Daily News further reported. She helped bankroll DSK when he was accused of being a rapist, according to the Mirror. DSK is the former head of the International Monetary Fund.

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