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Art Recovery Group recover colombian artefact from London Auction House

Art Recovery Group have recovered an indigenous Colombian artefact 80 years after it dissappeared. The ceramic sculpture was offered for sale at a London auction house earlier this year, after almost a century missing. It was last catalogued in a museum in Cartagena, Colombia  in 1939 before disappearing inexplicably, and …

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Suspected $135 million Caravaggio found in French loft

Mystery surrounds a painting that has been found in the loft of a house in the south of France that could be a $135 million missing masterpiece by Italian painter Caravaggio. The painting was discovered in the house in Toulouse two years ago and passed on to art expert Eric …

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Kunsthalle Mannheim Discovers 18 Possibly Nazi-Looted Artworks in Collection

The Kunsthalle Mannheim, in Germany, have discovered eighteen works in its collection that may have been stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazis. Included in these eighteen works are sculptures and drawings by artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Max Slevogt, and Edgar Degas, among others. The museum has registered the pieces with …

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An interview with Wesley A. Fisher on the restitution of Nazi-looted art

Wesley A. Fisher is the Director of Research at the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO) and the Conference on Jewish Claims Against Germany, which conduct a comprehensive program toward the restitution of Jewish-owned art and cultural property lost and plundered during the Holocaust. Specialised in the matter of cultural property and …

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US provision on Holocaust restitution clears senate hurdle

US Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has successfully included an amendment in the FY16 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill that would boost US efforts to assist Holocaust victims, their families, and heirs in achieving property restitution, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. …

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Call to stop illegal trade of art from war zones

Deliberately destroying and pillaging archaeological sites and trafficking art objects in war zones amount to cultural genocide and should be classified as war crimes, argued speakers in a public hearing held by the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee on Monday afternoon. MEPs and experts reiterated the need for harmonised …

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Q&A: Marianne Rosenberg talks about family, history and her latest art venture

It is a quest that spans three generations. It involves Nazis, Picasso and World War Two battles. It would be rejected as a film plot, but the hunt to recover Paul Rosenberg’s stolen art collection is a tale of prudence, luck, coincidence and determination. It starts in the late 19th …

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One of Klimt’s greatest portraits to be offered at Sotheby’s London

Gustav Klimt’s portrait Bildnis Gertrud Loew of 1902 will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s London in its 24th June Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. The sale has been arranged following a settlement between the Felsöványi family and The Gustav Klimt | Wien 1900-Privatstiftung (Klimt Foundation). The painting (est. …

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Rosenberg Matisse one of first works recovered from Gurlitts trove

Chris Marinello of Art Recovery International has successfully assisted the Rosenberg family to recover ‘Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil’, also known as ‘La Blouse Roumaine, Figure á l’Éventail’, by Henri Matisse. Marinello, the acting attorney representing the Rosenberg family, said: “We are delighted that ‘Femme Assise’ has now been returned …

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Liebermann piece is the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of art

A work by Max Liebermann, discovered among the trove of art secreted away for decades by Cornelius Gurlitt, is to be sold by the heirs of the painting’s original owner following its successful restitution. Zwei Reiter am Strand nach links (Two Riders on a Beach) of 1901, one of Max …

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