Five paintings allegedly painted by nazi germany's supreme leader Adolf Hitler, had to be peeled down from the staffelierne again, as it has not managed to get them sold at a controversial auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday.
the Auction has been heavily criticized. Among other things, the Nuremberg mayor, Ulrich Maly, condemned it as being 'bad taste'.
in Addition, the high entry-costs between 19.000 and 45,000 euros, corresponding to 142,000 digital and 336.000 crowns, have scared the buyers away. The same can doubt whether it was really Hitler who was the artist behind the works.
a Few days before the auction a number of paintings withdrawn on suspicion that they were fake.
police investigators are investigating whether there is a speech about the forgeries.
All the five paintings that were to have been sold Saturday, is signed 'A. Hitler'. The same is many of those who are withdrawn because of a suspicion that they are fake.
the Auction house Weidler has not commented on the reason that the paintings were not sold, but states that it may happen at a later time.
Among the items that should have been under the hammer on Saturday was a painting of a view out over a lake and a wicker chair with a swastika symbol. The chair believed to have belonged to Hitler.
In Germany is it illegal to showcase nazisymboler in the public domain, but there can be an exception, if it occurs in connection with teaching or in an historical context.
in Order not to break the law had the house covered kurvestolen to at Saturday's auction and edited the pictures of it on his website. The same thing happened with a vase with swastikas on.