People came from all over to get a piece of morbid history at a recent art auction that sold 21 works “attributed” to the German dictator Adolf Hitler. Bidders came from as far away as Russia and Estonia to the Jefferys auctioneer’s premises in the quiet town of Cornwall.
The Hitler paintings were found in a Belgian attic in 1985. They more than doubled the expected estimate, selling for 118,000 pounds or $223,000 USD.
Protesters invade Hitler art sale
“Aaron Barschak, a comedian who gate-crashed Prince William’s 21st birthday party, and a man dressed as Hitler were ejected from the auction.
They disrupted the bidding, offering “six million because the painting was a Mussolini” in a “comical protest”. BBC