Tag Archives: looted art

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News

Inconvenient Truths

The trouble with placing time limits on war-loot claims. Read More

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Investigations

The Mauerbach Scandal

An exhibition in Vienna brings to light new evidence of Austria’s reluctance to return art looted by the Nazis. Read More

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Investigations

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

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Features

Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Making a Difference

It began with Andrew Decker’s article on Austria’s halfhearted attempts to return thousands of artworks stolen from Holocaust victims. Our coverage has influenced cultural policy and helped make war loot a major international issue. Read More