Painting by Hitler to be auctioned
Bratislava - A painting by Adolf Hitler, done before he became Nazi
Germany's dictator, has been put up for sale by a Slovak auctioning house, its
"The opening bid for the painting titled Maritime Nocturno is €10 000
in a closed VIP auction that currently features four participants," said
owner of the Darte auctioning house Jaroslav Krajnak.
The mixed-media painting depicts a full moon over a glittering seascape. The
top bid had risen to €10 200 on Thursday.
"The painting has been offered for sale by an unnamed family of a
Slovak painter who probably met Hitler personally when he was struggling to
become an artist in Vienna during the early 20th century," Krajnak added.
"I look at him as an artist - in 1913, when Hitler painted this
picture, he didn't know what would become of him in the decades to come."
The auctioning house already sold a painting by Hitler from the same family
collection last year for €10 200.
The auction, which also offers a painting by Pablo Picasso for €15m, closes