ANSWERS: 61
  • Nope, I'd 'hang' it in my fireplace as firewood and see how long it takes to be consumed by fire, just like all the people he (and his followers) killed.
  • No, it would creep me out. I would get that crap out of my house. However, I wouldn't mind selling it. $$
  • I doubt it.
  • Yes...interesting and conversation provoking. Gee...think of it this way. If he'd sold a lot of paintings early on it would have changed history. Disclaimer: I am not a Nazi.
  • I wouldn't buy one myself, BUT I would hang them if given them as a gift. The works aren't horrendous. As a gift, they would be displayed for some time in respect to the giver. Then, I'd probably donate it to a museum.
  • No, talk about bad karma, very creepy.
  • If it tied the room together, sure!
  • I've always said that our appreciation of art should be separate from our appreciation of the artist.... but in this case, I'll make an exception...No.
  • Yes I would hang it with honor and be proud of owning an original by Hitler.
  • Nah. But maybe if he used painting to cope with his problems instead of the whole "mass genocide" thing, we would be better off.
  • Nope!!! Don't think I would.
  • No, never.
  • Well it is probably some museeums that bought it, the study of any historical men and their minds are always the subject of studies. Remember that this man, whoever he is and has done will stay in history until the end of time and so many wonder......... wonder why? What drove him to his crimes? What mind was behind it?
  • If it was a self portrait I'd use it as a dart board.
  • No, I already know how I felt going to a Holocaust Museum and I know I would feel that way just having the picture in the room even without looking at it. Creepy!
  • I am aware that Adolf Hitler hand painted a large number of picture post cards to make a living before he started the Nazi party and became its supremo. Many of these cards are still available. Mostly sketches of building and urban landscape of his time. They command a very high price as he had the practice of signing each one of the cards he drew. But I am not aware of any full size painting by Hitler. Maybe larger sketches of old Berlin in which he specialized. You must know that much as we may not want to hang even one of his painting's print reproduction in our drawing rooms, the originals do have a very high collector's value. The collector's will keep them in their private collection after properly insuring them. Mostly speculative purchases, for selling at a higher rate later.
  • Not for any money!
  • no... any painting of value given to me would immediately be sold so I could hope to get my head above water. would you use medicine which was invented under the direction of hitler or spawned off research he commissioned? would you drive a car hitler had had a personal hand in creating? do you look down on people who drive VW beetles because hitler commissioned the car? without hitler we might not have jet engines today. if I had money out the wazoo, and he had done a piece of art I liked... why wouldn't I hang it? condemning his evil does not require you pretend his good did not exist.
  • I would rather have them copied onto plastic and then line the bottom of the toilet pan with them. Then at least once a day I could crap on a piece of Hitler.
  • No never! And I can not understand that people are paying for this crap.
  • No way, I would'nt care if it was worth a Million Dollars.
  • I definitely would not hang it!
  • No I'd sell it at auction. Some extra $$$. I wouldn't want his 'energy' in my home.
  • Maybe if it was the painting of the guy who spared his life in WWI. I hear he was real fond of the guy and painted his portrait. A British soldier. To remind me that execution and death could've save potentially millions of lives.
  • Personally no, Id see his paintings as a part of his personality, which I really dont like, so no. Good question!
  • It depends on whether they are good paintings or not.
  • I would not. Paintings evoque emotion...too much tragedy/evil associated with the artist..how can the art be separated from the creator ot that art? :(
  • Never. I would not like to have anything from a evil man. He is the reason I don't even like to bring up my German background. I dispise him.
  • Before becoming leader of Germany Hitler was an Artist unfortunatly he got refused and killed the world , he left paris intack because it is beautifull Im sure some of the paintings are nice but if it s a bunch of nazi simbols well the hell with them
  • NO, accepting that painting would be like buying Hummus from Saddam Hussein family.
  • I couldn't have anything related to evil like that in my house. If it were gifted to me, I would make sure I rightfully owned it. Upon confirmation of ownership, I would invite Jewish community leaders to my house and let them burn it while we toasted the millions lost in the Holocaust.
  • Not only would I not hang it in my house, I'd tell the "gift" giver that I didn't want it or any other Nazi crap in the future.
  • I would, he may have done some horrible things, but the guy wasnt stupid, he almost took over the world, and he has made his place in history. So i would just for the historic factors.
  • Providing I liked the paintings, yes. It's not as if the money is going to him is it?! lol. In fact, I wonder where the money is going...
  • No thanks id rather have one up paintedby my 6 year old nephew than that evil scum bag.
  • Nope, I don't think I could do that. I found the paintings themselves interesting though. They were pretty much devoid of people other than himself, in the one painting. In that painting, he was sitting on a bridge, wearing a brown uniform and staring at red water flowing beneath him. I wonder if he was already planning brown shirts and rivers running red with blood. I also found it interesting that he clearly found building lovely, but didn't put people in them. I wondered if he considered humans a stain on the landscape.
  • No, quite apart from him being one of the worst examples of humanity to strut his stuff, he was a very average painter!
  • NO...if i had the money, I'd buy all of his stuff and burn it!
  • I'm more interested in what is on the art and not who painted/drew it. It's the art we appreciate. Hitler was despicable, but a pretty picture is just a pretty picture.
  • nahhh I don't believe I would.
  • I would burn all his stuff if I had it.
  • If they're good, I'll hang them. I'm not going to ignore them just because Hitler painted them.
  • If it's good art, then yes. Although he did some really bad stuff, he was undoubtedly a very interesting person and intelligent to boot. The painting would make an interesting conversation piece.
  • No I would not.
  • I'd set fire to it, along with the person who "gifted" it to me, then bury the ashes of both, in mounds of pig manure.
  • Are you kidding? The person who thought they had any value should be placed in a concentration camp for five years.
  • As horrible as the man was, he was a truly amazing artist. So yes, I would. In fact, I would love to have one of his paintings. I love most of them, and would hang almost any one of them in my house (although my parents probably wouldn't let me).
  • No, I'd sell it since it would probably bring a good price and I could use the money more than a work of art done by a mass murderer.
  • I would orgamize an auction immediately
  • No, I wouldn't hang Bush's drawings either.
  • No, I'd much rather line the dumpster in the alley with them.
  • i really dont think i would... i mean i could always change my mind but i dont think i could gt over what he did i would almost feel like i am supporting him in all the deaths caused by him...
  • Eh. They weren't exactly the greatest paintings, you know?
  • I'd go into one of these auctions or a museum with a sharpened Jewish pocket knife and try to destroy them very quietly...
  • Yes, art is art. Many artists were, gay, cruel, evil. It doesn't matter. Yes you would have an important part of history in your house!!!
  • I'm not a neo - Nazi, but art is just art regardless of who the painter was. So Hitler wasn't Mother Theresa, but he was a bloody good artist. Thanks for the link to snyderstreasures mrrw, it was fascinating.
  • hmmmm yes. just because...well its part of history. Granted not a pretty part of history. But I think it shows the horrible truth about ignorance, and racism and how history can be changed by one person.
  • Were it a gift, then surely I would. He is legend, if a twisted villain, like unto a storybook archnemesis. At best it would stir conversation and at worst controversy. Both are welcome to my home. I enjoy the muted style of his Old City Gate: http://www.snyderstreasures.net/images/artworks/AHTowerGate.jpg . It is a shame his art was rejected.
  • Yes certainly! I want to know why he got denied at the academy and decided to go to war.
  • No, it would be probably be too amateurish and ugly. But I'd sure as heck sell it, get the most money I could. Then with the money, I think I'd start planting trees in Israel.

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