Behind the Scenes - Deadly Provenance
I’ve always been interested in wars, Civil War, World War I, World War II. The Nazis have a particular fascination for many people. I wanted to focus on their lesser known crimes — not less evil, however — the confiscation of art. After reading (and seeing the documentary) The Rape of Europa, I decided to make this the theme of Deadly Provenance. Also, I have a great love for Van Gogh, and wanted his works to be involved. So my research took me to France where I visited the Jeu De Paume Museum, formerly a museum for impressionist works which are now housed at the D’Orsay.
Deadly Provenance centers on a missing Van Gogh painting (it actually is still missing today!) and the use of digital technology to locate the painting with only a simple photograph.