Monthly Archives: February 2007

“Auktion 392″ – Reclaiming the Galerie Stern

Nicolas Neufchatel, Portrait of Jan van Eversdyck, 1580

In September 1937, the Düsseldorf gallerist Max Stern 1937 was ordred by the Nazi government to auction off the inventory of his Gallerie Stern. That November, Kunsthaus Lempertz in Cologne, sold the inventory of the Galerie Stern. The paintings went on the block by their lot number, “Auktion 392,” and the search for many of the lost treasures continues today.