3 May 2012
Purchased by the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in 1923, The Trench was a particularly graphic illustration of death and dismemberment by German artist Otto Dix. It caused such public outcry that the museum director Hans Secker had to resign.
Included in the infamous Degenerate Art exhibition in 1939 (many artworks in this exhibition were burned) The Trench was then sold to an art dealer in 1940 and has since disappeared.
To find out more about Otto Dix's The Trench, please visit here.