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Swiss-Jewish artist wants museum to take down her paintings

 

December 31, 2021

Miriam Cahn in front of some of her artwork.

(JTA) - A Swiss-Jewish artist has asked the Zurich Art Museum to return her paintings due to concerns that the museum features works bought for below-market prices from Jewish refugees in dire circumstances in the years leading up to and during the Holocaust.

Miriam Cahn, 72, made her wishes known publicly this week, the Tachles Swiss-Jewish newspaper reported.

"I no longer want to be represented at the Zurich Art Museum and would like to withdraw all of my work from it. I will buy them back at the original price of the purchase," she wrote in a letter obtained by Tachles.

Cahn, a feminis...



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