This is turning out to be a banner season for emerging German artists. First, as the Forward reported, a British auction house put recently discovered paintings by Adolf Hitler up for sale. Now comes word that a canvas by Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy leader in the Nazi party, will go under the hammer at a UK auction house on Saturday.
According to the UK Telegraph, Hess gave the landscape portrait to Roland Davis, an airman who guarded him after WWII, as “a keepsake”. The pair “became friends” during Hess’ imprisonment at Spandau Prison in Berlin, the newspaper reports.