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Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum
Cornelius Gurlitt leaves art collection to Swiss museum

In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland. The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its website Wednesday that it was informed by Gurlitt's lawyer that the reclusive octogenarian named the museum "his unrestricted and unfettered sole heir." Museum officials said that the revelation came like "a bolt from the blue, since at no time has Mr. Gurlitt had any connection with Kunstmuseum Bern." Last year, it was revealed that Gurlitt had been hiding a stash of about 1,200 works of art in his apartment in...

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