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Radio Interview Examines Recent Nazi-Looted Art Court Decisions

USA - May 28 2019 I was pleased for the opportunity to chat with Larry Perel of KCRW in Santa Barbara about the significance of the recent ruling that the…

Knoedler Gallery Owners May be Liable for Forgery Scandal, Jury Will Decide

USA - May 14 2019 The sprawling saga of the M. Knoedler & Co. Gallery forgery scandal is approaching a full decade since the storied gallery closed abruptly in 2011…

Thyssen-Bornemisza Prevails Over Cassirer Heirs' Claim to Pissarro Taken by Nazis Despite Acts “Inconsistent with the Washington Principles”

Germany, USA - May 2 2019 One of the longest-running court cases in the United States about art looted by the Nazis has been decided in favor of the current possessor, the…

Germany and its Federal States Announce Collective Declaration with Respect to Colonial Artifacts and Human Remains

Germany, USA - March 22 2019 Debate has peaked in the last year or so about the treatment and possible restitution of so-called colonial artifacts in Western (i.e., European and…

Poland Renews Efforts to Extradite Art Dealer Alexander Khochinsky, Whose 2018 Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Poland’s Previous Retaliation for his WW II Restitution Claims

Poland, USA - February 26 2019 Alexander Khochinsky, the son of a Polish Jew who fled her home just steps ahead of the German invasion in 1941, was detained at Paris Charles de…

Planned gifts can lead to hard feelings without careful planning and managed expectations

USA - January 2 2019 The recent sale at auction of Chop Suey (1929) by Edward Hopper, once promised to Seattle Art Museum, is a reminder of the delicate if sometimes…

Zum Geburtstag Viel Glück? The Washington Principles Turn 20

Germany, USA - October 30 2018 This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Washington Conference on Nazi-Era Assets and the corollary Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art…

Deletion of Grünbaum Works from Lost Art Database Shows Again How German Government Has Lost Its Way on Nazi-Looted Art

Germany, USA - August 27 2018 The New York Times reported yesterday that the German Lost Art Foundation had removed several paintings once owned by the Viennese cabaret actor Fritz…

Norton Simon Museum Wins Appeal Over Nazi-Looted Cranach Paintings

USA - July 31 2018 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the judgment against Marei von Saher on her claims against the Norton Simon Museum in…

Alexander Khochinsky Files Suit Against Poland for Retaliation Related to WW II Property Claims

Germany, Poland, USA - June 27 2018 Alexander Khochinsky, the son of a Polish Jew who fled her home just steps ahead of the German invasion in 1941, has…