Hitler's 'mediocre' sketches to 'fetch close to 100kn pounds'

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London, April 10(ANI): Water sketches by Adolf Hitler will be auctioned in Shropshire next week.

The works on sale include a pencil sketch showing the back of a naked man, apart from an etching of a woman assumed to be Hitler's mother. Also, it has drawings of landscapes and buildings.

Even though art experts feel that the sketches are ordinary they are still expected to fetch close to 100,000 pounds.

Richard Westwood-Brookes, historical documents expert for Mullock's in Church Stretton, which is selling the sketches, has said he can't tell if the buyers will be neo-Nazis.

"I haven't knowingly sold anything to anybody who comes across to me as being radically right-wing," Times Online quoted him as saying.

He added: "Obviously I can't quiz my purchasers very much about what their motivations are. If somebody has bought something by a suffragette, I wouldn't say, 'Are you a rabid supporter of omen's rights?' "

Hitler had apparently submitted some of the sketches, as part of his portfolio, to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, during its entrance exam.

However, he had been rejected twice, with the reason being "test drawing unsatisfactory".

Tilmann Bassenge, a Berlin gallery owner, said: "The paintings are mediocre, the figurative work even worse, but of course people are snapping them up not because of any artistic merit but because of their investment value, secured by his signature."

The auction will include twelve sketches, seven watercolours and two architectural drawings.

Hitler's two works had been sold for 32,000 Euros in Nuremberg last year. (ANI)

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