Olivier Holmey

Olivier Holmey

When Joseph Heymann, a Jewish manufacturer and art collector from Cologne, fled to London in 1937, he did not leave empty-handed. With him came 70 paintings by Fritz Schaefler, whose patron he had been for more than a decade. These works, now on display at the residence of the German Ambassador in London until April 17, were thought lost for many years. Their rediscovery sheds light on a little-known artist.

Mali’s literary heritage is at risk of destruction by Islamists bent on eradicating all art that doesn’t fit their oppressive worldview