Portrait Of Wally | 2012

Documentary, Legal
In 1939, Egon Schiele's painting "Portrait of Wally" was seized by a Nazi. It appeared 60 years later at the Museum of Modern Art, triggering a historic court case.
Director: Andrew Shea
Stars: N/A

Company

A.P.O.W. Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1939, Egon Schiele's celebrated painting "Portrait of Wally" (1912), a beguiling portrait of the Austrian artist's red-haired mistress Walburga ('Wally') Neuzil, was seized by a Nazi from Lea Bondi, a Viennese gallery owner. Nearly sixty years later, the painting surfaced on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art, triggering a historic court case that pitted the Manhattan District Attorney, the United States Government and the heirs of Lea Bondi against a major Austrian Museum and MoMA.

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