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Lost and found: a stolen de Kooning makes its debut

In 1985, Woman-Ochre (1955) by Willem de Kooning was stolen. Cut from its frame, the painting was taken from the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) in Tucson where it had been for 27 years. The whereabouts of the painting remained a mystery until it was recovered in 2017 by Manzanita Ridge Furniture Antiques. […]

New York art dealer detained (again) due to Nazi-looted painting

Today, Russian-born art dealer based in New York Alexander Khochinsky will be released from France to head to Poland for a hearing concerning a painting Khochinsky claims to have received from his father. On February 25th, Khochinsky was detained by French authorities on behalf of the Polish government at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Since his detention, he was […]

Uffizi director calls out Germany for stolen painting

Director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, has boldly called out Germany concerning the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944 during World War II. The artwork in question is a still-life by Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), a Dutch master, called Vase of Flowers. The painting was originally brought to […]