Nov 21, 2014
By Andy Johnson
A 100 year old watercolour painting of Munich City Hall is expected to fetch at least $60,000 at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler. Nuremberg’s Weidler Auction House says the painting was one of some 2,000 painted by Adolf Hitler and is thought to be from about 1914, when the future Nazi dictator was struggling to make a living as an artist. It’s being sold by a pair of elderly sisters, whose grandfather purchased the painting in 1916. The auction house director says the painting has drawn interest from around the world with most viewing it as a curiosity.