Posted Monday, October 14, 2002
Kujau's office says: "Not one of ours"
In April 1989 collector Herman Koningen wrote to Konrad Kujau, the notorious forger of Adolf Hitler's paintings and "diaries". He asked whether Kujau recalled having executed the oil painting (above) himself. Kujau's staff replied (right):
Sehr geehter Herr Koningen,
[Dear Mr Koningen, many thanks for your letter of April 4, 1989. Sadly I must inform you that the painting is not a Kujau. If you have any further questions, you can reach us by phoning the above number from 1 to 6:30 p.m. ... etc]