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Portrait Of Wally

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 8:00p to 9:30p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Portrait of Wally by Andrew Shea (US, 2012, 90 min.). Egon Schiele's painting of his mistress, Wally, put the spotlight on Nazi art loot, forcing museums to search their own collections. After its disappearance from Vienna, Wally resurfaced on loan to MoMA in 1997, and a 13-year fight to return the painting to the Bondi family began. "Portrait of Wally...deserves to be one of the docs that breaks into the American pop consciousness...," Slant Magazine. Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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June 28, 2012 - Boston.com - By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

In 1912, Egon Schiele painted a portrait of a favorite model, Valerie “Wally” Neuzil. The painting’s most striking elements are its subject’s large gray-blue eyes, bee-stung lips, and canted pose. It’s a work that, once seen, isn’t easily forgotten — nor, once possessed, easily given up.

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