April 26, 2011

Open letter to the Uniform Law Commission of the National Conference of Uniform State Laws

HOLOCAUST ART RESTITUTION PROJECT (HARP) April 25, 2011 John A. Sebert, Executive Director Uniform Law Commission Dear Mr. Sebert: As co-founder of the Holocaust Art […]
May 10, 2011

More on restitution in postwar Italy

Renewed attention is being given to the scope and breadth of objects of art plundered by the Nazis and their allies which entered the art market […]
November 20, 2011

Pearls from Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, boasts one of the finest art museums in the Southern Hemisphere, something to make its friends in Buenos Aires squirm. MASP – Museu de […]
April 30, 2012

Repatriation of looted antiquities to Italy

by Keri Douglas (Special to plundered art) ArtifactsSource: Keri Douglas In an official ceremony held on April 26, 2012, at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, […]
August 24, 2015

Dr. Gachet: From confiscation to exile

[Editor’s note: This is the third and last installment of a three-part series on The Portrait of Dr. Gachet produced by Angelina Giovani, which is inspired […]
March 2, 2016

Silver linings

by Marc Masurovsky You know how this old saying goes: Every cloud has a silver lining. In this case, the silver lining has a cloud around […]
March 13, 2016

Mutually assured destruction

by Marc Masurovsky Is it possible to imagine an art world without due diligence checks, without databases to consult before buying an art object, before displaying […]
March 17, 2016

Dessus de porte

by Marc Masurovsky Source: NARA On December 3, 2007, Christie’s Paris sold a painting by Marie Laurencin, entitled “L’embarcadère’ [Haut de Porte].” As is usual with […]
June 16, 2016

S. 2763: Restitution kabuki

an opinionated piece by Marc Masurovsky Note: The title was inspired by a close friend who is intimately involved in art restitution matters. The authors of […]