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Charles Goldstein, Counsel Who Helped Recover $160 M. in Stolen Art, Dies at 78

Charles Goldstein, known as one of the greatest legal minds working in New York real estate and, later, for the recovery of artwork looted from Holocaust victims, died on July 30 in Manhattan at the age of 78.Born in 1936, … Read More


The Restitution Struggle: Malaise, Indifference, and Frustration

Decades after the effort began, hundreds of thousands of artworks and other objects looted from victims of the Holocaust have yet to be returned to the owners or their heirs
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The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More