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Proposed new laws make a splash in Germany's art world

Gallery owners, dealers, artists, collectors angry at proposal to monitor and limit art that is exported for sale

Ms Gruetters is proposing new laws that will restrict the movement of art treasures from Germany to other countries for auctions and exhibitions.


ON Friday, the portraits of Elke and Franz Dahlem vanished from a room in the Albertinum modern art museum in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the art of Georg Baselitz. So did other works from the 1960s and a limewood sculpture of the artist's wife, her mournful eyes and lips...