Art law

Head of Geneva, Luxembourg and Singapore freeports under investigation

Yves Bouvier and two associates are detained in Monaco in fraud enquiry

Published online: 26 February 2015

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Russian art historian on trial over forgery

Andrei Vasilyev claims avant-garde expert Elena Basner and the State Historical Museum both knew the work he bought was a fake

Published online: 26 February 2015

Heirs of Jewish dealers file suit in US for the return of Guelph Treasure

A similar restitution claim was rejected by a German government commission last year

Published online: 24 February 2015

Cuba refuses to return seized art despite thaw in relations with US

Havana museum rejects exile’s claim as US shows miss out on Cuban loans

Published online: 23 February 2015

Israel’s West Bank barrier will not run through Palestinian world heritage site

But the Vatican is concerned that the planned barrier will still encroach on nearby Bethlehem properties

Published online: 25 January 2015

Tuymans found guilty in copyright case involving political portrait

The artist’s painting of a Belgian MP’s sweat-bedewed forehead deemed too close to original photograph

Published online: 21 January 2015


Giving back

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimates that, in the past six years alone, it has returned more than 6,600 looted artefacts...