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Today: Gurlitt exhibition

this morning (tuesday 13th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“In Bern, an exhibition is attracting huge crowds, but the works on show are all from the Gurlitt collection, pieces acquired by Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art dealer for the Nazis“ 41 more words

New York Antiques Dealer Phoenix Fine Art Raided on Suspicion of Selling Looted Artifacts | artnet News

The probe deepens, and more dominoes fall. This is SO overdue. The privileged rich, are screaming and gnashing their teeth, not because they are going to jail for the crimes they have committed…. 45 more words

Geo-politics, Socio-economics

Looted antiques seized from Manhattan billionaire's home

Good on ya Cyrus Vance, keep at it. I love that he is being proactive about returning stolen property to rightful owners, charges having been filed or not. 10 more words

Geo-politics, Socio-economics

NY authorities, seeking stolen art, search billionaire’s flat

Authorities seeking illegally acquired antique artworks have searched the apartment and office of a prominent New York billionaire and philanthropist, prosecutors said.

As many as nine pieces were reportedly seized. 333 more words

Legal Angle

A New York investor and art collector is ignoring pleas to return a painting looted by the Nazis

The painting was part of a vast art collection owned by prominent banker James von Bleichroeder (photo above, in 1908). One of the most prominent paintings in their collection was “The Raising of Lazarus,” ( 13 more words


Thief Returns Stolen Art

In a bizarre turn of art-related events, a woman was recently caught on video mailing stolen art back to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 293 more words