The battle over the ideological supremacy of the two political systems, wrote the art historian Eduard Beaucamp in 2013, had been “nowhere more fundamental and embittered as in the visual arts”. The return of the Erfurt mural, however, speaks of a new pragmatism in the treatment of artworks from the East German regime. (…) “We want this to be the start of a new wave of people caring about this kind of art,” Kurz said.

The Guardian, Mural superiority: the fight over Germany’s cold war art heritage, Sun 3 Nov 2019