Fédor Löwenstein ( 1901-1946) : Three Martyr Works

Display by Musée des Beaux-Arts, DRAC Aquitaine and the Centre Pompidou at the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux, May 15 - August 24 (free exhibition)
Thursday 15 May 2014, from 11:00 to 18:00

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.


Image pour l'exposition Fédor Löwenstein (Loevenstein), musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux

Fédor Löwenstein, Composition (R 28 P -MNR). Paris, Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris