Fédor Löwenstein ( 1901-1946) : Three Martyr Works
The three works shown here were part of a consignment that Fédor Löwenstein tried to send to an American gallery. Seized at the port of Bordeaux, they were sent to the Jeu de Paume in Paris, to be stored in the “Salle des Martyrs”, a room to which works in a style condemned by the Nazi aesthetic were relegated.
It was only at the end of 2010 that the connection between these works now held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Löwenstein seizure of Bordeaux was established. These are MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) works, shown to the public for the first time since the appropriation.