In 1939, Egon Schiele’s celebrated painting “Portrait of Wally” (1912), a beguiling portrait of the Austrian artist’s red-haired mistress Walburga (‘Wally’) Neuzil, was seized by a Nazi from Lea Bondi, a Viennese gallery owner.
Nearly sixty years later, the painting surfaced on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art, triggering a historic court case that pitted the Manhattan District Attorney, the United States Government and the heirs of Lea Bondi against a major Austrian Museum and MoMA.
“Master of Art” Film Festival 2023
- Sofia, Cinema G8, 12 February 2023, 15:00 h.
- Sofia, Cinema Odeon, 15 February 2023, 18:15 h.
- Sofia, Cinema house, 7 March 2023, 19:00 h.