14 Hitler Watercolors, Drawings to Go Under the Hammer in Late June

Pieces of art are dated between 1904 and 1922, and are expected to be sold for between $1,120 and 50,000 each.

AFP

Fourteen original pieces of art by Adolf Hitler will go up for auction in southern Germany later this month, according to an AFP report.

The watercolors and drawings are dated between 1904 and 1922, and many bear the signature of "A. Hitler," according to the catalogue of Nuremberg-based Weidler auctioneers' website, and are expected to be sold for between $1,120 and $50,000 each.

In November 2014, a 1914 watercolor by Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at the same Nuremberg auctionhouse.

Asked before the auction whether it was tasteless to auction Hitler's works, generally considered to be of only limited artistic merit, Weidler said complaints should be addressed to the sellers.

In his autobiography "Mein Kampf," Hitler wrote that, as a young man, his hopes of becoming an artist had been dashed by repeated rejection by Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts.

Five other Hitler paintings have fetched between 5,000 and 80,000 euros at auction.