75 years after the outlawing ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition, the Neue Pinakothek is showing the Berlin sculpture find of 2010 from November 1, 2012 until January 28, 2013. The exhibition highlights in an exemplary fashion how works of art that were confiscated from the Pinakothek museums and other German museums at the behest of Adolf Hitler in 1937, were lost, in part destroyed or sold at a profit. The aim was for ‘degenerate’ works of art to be liquidated in their entirety or put to further use.
One of the objects from the Berlin sculpture find of 2010 is the portrait of the actress Anni Mewes (1896–1980) by Edwin Scharff (1887–1955) from the collection of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. This bronze bust of the actress aged 22 was one of the most popular portrait sculptures of its time.
In addition to presenting the works of the exhibition the app offers information on the artists, the sculpture find of 2010 as well as on the exhibition "Degenerate Art" from 1937. Furthermore the app shows the sculptures in their state before the war, after the find of 2010 and finally after their restoration.
Artists: Otto Baum, Karl Ehlers, Otto Freundlich, Richard Haizmann, Karl Knappe, Will Lammert, Marg Moll, Karel Niestrath, Emy Roeder, Edwin Scharff, Naum Slutzky, Milly Steger, Gustav Heinrich Wolff und Fritz Wrampe