Monday, July 04, 2016

Global hunt for 100 missing Gottfried Lindauer paintings

People around the world have been urged to look under their beds and to poke through their attics in the search for at least 100 missing paintings by the celebrated 19th century portrait artist Gottfried Landauer. Lindauer is best known for his Māori portraits, such as this 1890 oil on canvas called Tamati Waka Nene:

Photograph: Auckland Art Gallery

A New Zealand art gallery wants to locate as many works as possible by the artist for the largest ever exhibition of his work in October.

I looked under my bed but all I found were dust bunnies.

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