Portrait of Wally Image
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Summary: "Portrait of Wally”, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. Portrait of Wally traces the history of this iconic image – from Schiele’s gesture of affection toward his young lover, to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life, to the post-war confusion and subterfuge that evoke "The Third Man", to the surprise resurfacing of “Wally” on loan to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in 1997. (7th Art Releasing)
Runtime: 90 min
Official Site: http://portraitofwally.com/
Production: 7th Art Releasing
Genres: History, Documentary, News
Countries: USA, Austria
Language: English
Director Credit
Andrew Shea Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Shea Writer
David D'Arcy Writer
Producer Credit
Andrew Shea Producer
Barbara Morgan Producer
David D'Arcy Producer
Lewanne Jones Archival Producer
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