Hitler watercolours sell for $547,000 at German auction house


spaminator
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Hitler watercolours sell for $547,000 at German auction house
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First posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 12:11 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, June 22, 2015 12:22 PM EDT
Watercolour paintings by Adolf Hitler sold for $547,000 at a German auction house this weekend.
Before he became a genocidal Nazi tyrant, Hitler wanted to be an artist. He produced hundreds of pieces as a young man.
The 14 paintings sold on the weekend -- which included images of Prague in the fog, a female nude and various buildings in Vienna - were all signed "A Hitler."
The most expensive was a sharp, dark image of a Bavarian castle that sold for $140,000, according to the U.K. Guardian.
The Weidler auction house did not identify the buyers, other than to say they were from all over the world - from China to Brazil -- and that they did not specialize in collecting Hitler artifacts, but rather "have a general interest in high-value art," according to DPA news agency.
German law forbids the sale of Hitler memorabilia, but only if they are tied to his Nazi past, which exempts his art.
A painting of Neuschwanstein Castle, a watercolor signed A Hitler, is displayed on June 11, 2015 in the Weidler auction house in Nuremberg, southern Germany. Watercolour paintings and drawings by Adolf Hitler from about a century ago were sold at auction in Germany at the weekend for nearly 400,000 euros ($450,000), organisers said. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

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he was a heil of a painter.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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If only people had bought more of his art then, he may have given up his career in politics.
 
55Mercury
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and the world's population would be nearing 10 billion by now. (< if it wasn't for the certainty other psychos would have filled that void)

let's just stick with the hand we're dealt.
 

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