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Art Restitution

Heirs Demand Return of Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

Anne-Marie O'Connor | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Anne-Marie O'Connor

Before the war, Erich Lederer was a charming Vienna ladies man, a pillar of bohemian society who angled to meet Josephine Baker as Austrian church leaders were deeming her unfit for polite company--and told his family they had an unforgettable romance.

Turkey Is Waging An 'Art War'

SPIEGEL ONLINE | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

A resurgent Turkey has launched a concerted effort to get cultural artifacts back from museums around the world. Although many museums deny that their...

Art Restitution, By Force

AP | By GARY FINEOUT | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- U.S. authorities on Friday seized a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting that has been on display at a Florida museum, saying it ...

Boston Museum To Pay Restitution To Holocaust Victim Heir

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has determined that a 17th century Dutch painting in its collection was once owned by a Jewish art de...