April 9, 2011

ERR database—Impressionists and their collectors

Usually, when people think of art restitution or art looted by the Nazis, they tend to believe that most stolen objects consisted of paintings, drawings and […]
April 25, 2011

Looted art in Italy

Although the more than 48 postwar Italian governments have been focused largely on what the Germans removed from Italy during their two-year occupation of the country, […]
August 15, 2011

“Le déjeûner sur l’herbe” by Claude Monet almost plundered?

Claude Monet, the icon of French Impressionism, slaved for over a year painting a picnic on the grass with well-dressed men and women, all friends of […]
November 8, 2011

Nazi looted art conference at Lafayette College, Easton, PA: a debriefing (II)

Day 2: October 27, 2011 Lafayette CollegeSource: Lafayette College via Flickr Lafayette College is a small architectural jewel nestled in a set of rolling hills not […]
November 23, 2012

Illicit Art Trade 101: The Case of the Missing Marcos Paintings

On November 21, 2012, we learned that Imelda Marcos’ personal secretary, Ms. Vilma Bautista, was indicted in New York with two other individuals for selling Claude […]
February 24, 2015

The most expensive works of art in the world and their histories (or lack thereof)-Part One

by Marc Masurovsky Our collective jaws routinely drop when we read about a work of art selling for sums of money that most of us cannot […]