Watercolour Paintings by Nazi Dictator Unsold in German Auction? Five paintings and swastika embellished wicker chain was not sold in an auction, Weidler auction house was blamed for the same. One of painting had a beginning bid of $51000. Bidders were scared of the public backlash, high prices & authenticity. The auction house has described the sale as Special One & Nuremberg's major condemned the sale calling it 'bad taste’.