Adolf Hitler's art is up for sale and the starting price is 4,500 euros

AP
Published Nov 21, 2014, 7:43 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 12:42 pm IST
Painting is being sold by two sisters whose grandfather had purchased it in 1916
The starting price of the painting to go on auction on Saturday is 4,500 euros. (Photo: AP)
 The starting price of the painting to go on auction on Saturday is 4,500 euros. (Photo: AP)

Berlin: A 100-year-old water-color of Munich's city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.

The Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows the signature "A. Hitler" on a picture titled  ¿The Old City Hall¿ that - as the auction house said - was painted by...

 

Nuremberg's Weidler auction house says the painting was one some 2,000 painted by Adolf Hitler and is thought to be from about 1914, when he was struggling to make a living as an artist, almost two decades before rising to power as the Nazi dictator.

The Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows a picture titled  ¿The Old City Hall¿, right, that - as the auction house said - was painted by Adolf Hitler and the...

It's being sold by a pair of elderly sisters, whose grandfather purchased the painting in 1916.

Auction house director Kathrin Weidler says it's drawn interest from around the world, with most viewing it as a curiosity or as an investment.

The Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows the signature "A. Hitler" on a picture titled  ¿The Old City Hall¿ that - as the auction house said - was painted by...

The starting price Saturday is 4,500 euros.

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, a picture titled  ¿The Old City Hall¿ that - as the auction house said - was painted by Adolf Hitler is display...

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