Georg Baselitz. Photo: Georg Baselitz.

Stolen Art by Georg Baselitz, Worth $2.9 Million, Recovered by German Authorities

Fifteen stolen paintings and drawings by Georg Baselitz, worth about $2.9 million, have been recovered from a man arrested in Germany. He was trying to sell the works after returning from an overseas trip, reports SF Gate. On a prior occasion, the man’s son was apprehended on suspicion of selling looted goods, while an accomplice was accused of stealing them while working for a Munich shipping company.

Due to German privacy laws, the names of the three men have not been released. But prosecutors say they were employed within the shipping industry.