Photo Gallery Cornelius Gurlitt and His Art Treasures

Cornelius Gurlitt hoarded art treasures his father obtained under dubious circumstances in the Nazi era. The reclusive 80-year-old has given SPIEGEL the first interview since news of their discovery broke two weeks ago. He says the pictures are the love of his life and must be returned.
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Pictured here is the name plate on the house of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt in Salzburg.

Foto: DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/ REUTERS
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The art collector has a home in Salzburg, but he usually lives in Munich in this apartment building, where he stored more than 1,400 works of art from artists including Picasso, Chagall, Otto Dix and Matisse.

Foto: MICHAELA REHLE/ REUTERS
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The collection was originally assembled by Cornelius' father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, who is pictured here.

Foto: Kunstsammlungen Zwickau
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