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  • Helen Mirren plays out a story of restitution and intrigue

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    5 days ago

    Dame Helen Mirren may be best known for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film, “The Queen,” for which she received an Academy Award, and her public persona, as well, appears always to exude a measure of both elegance and hauteur — so much so that Frears...

  • Austria will not return Klimt painting to heir of Jewish owners

    3 weeks ago

     An Austrian government advisory board recommended against returning a 112-foot artwork by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of the Jewish art dealer who sold it.

    The panel, which examines claims over works of art looted by the Nazis, unanimously recommended Friday against returning “The...

  • Premieres of Holocaust films in Germany show strong interest in Nazi past

    February 24, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Two starkly different images: a woman wrapped in shimmering gold, a man whipped and bleeding on a cold cement floor.

    The first, a 1907 painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, is the centerpiece of “Woman in Gold,” a film starring Helen Mirren that had its world premiere last...

  • The truth, beauty and desire

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 11, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Gustav Klimt is best known for his famous golden paintings, portraits of society women adorned in jewels and cloaked in gold, and for the flat two-dimensionality of his work that led many to declare it superficial and merely decorative. The Getty exhibition “Gustav Klimt: The Magic...

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  • Briefs: Olmert upbeat on U.S. ties; Hamas names new leader; Olmert’s lesbian daughter slams Jerusale

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Upbeat on U.S. Ties

    Ehud Olmert voiced confidence that Israeli-U.S. relations will remain robust despite the Republicans' midterm election defeat.

    "Support for Israel has traditionally been bipartisan," the Israeli prime minister told reporters en route to Washington, where...

  • Austria Makes Reparations for Nazi Past

    By Tom Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The expulsion and extermination of 182,000 Austrian Jews during the Nazi era is a wound that will never heal completely, but two important decisions during recent weeks at least point to a symbolic closure for the dwindling number of survivors and the Austrian government.

    In a...

  • Artful Solution to Nazi Looting

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After six years of litigation and diplomatic battles over Nazi-looted art, in a legal case stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to Vienna and back, the Austrian government has agreed with Maria Altmann, an 89-year old widow, to let arbitration decide who now owns...

  • Community Briefs

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Spielberg Donates $1 Million to Aid Israel

    Producer-director Steven Spielberg pledged $1 million to aid Israeli terrorism victims and has named five Israeli and U.S. organizations as the initial recipients of the grant. Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation cited the...

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