It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

No Sympathy For Uta Werner

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Did you hear the one about the 86 year-old 
woman contesting the will of her 
81 year-old  cousin on the grounds
of his incompetence to draw up 
the testament?

There must be genuinely funny jokes somewhere
about this cumbersomely-worded premise
but this page is not where 
you will find them.

The estate of Cornelius Gurlitt included
more than a billion dollars worth of ART
willed to a Museum in Switzerland.

To say the provenance of the ART
is suspect is to say that
day will follow night.
by his father who was hand-picked
by Adolph Hitler.

To say that all of the ART 
was stolen from Jewish people
during World War II
is not quite accurate.

Some of it was purchased
from Jewish people in Germany 
while a gun was held to their head.

at the age of eighty-one.

His cousin, Uta Werner,
claimed to be the rightful heir
to the estate. 

She has lost her case. 

But in the three years since the discovery 
of more that 1200 pieces of ART 
in Gurlitt's Munich apartment,
only four paintings have been returned
to their rightful owners.

The next Gurlitt page is  there.
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