Art law

Picasso’s former electrician sentenced to two-years in prison for holding stolen art

French court finds Pierre Le Guennec guilty of possessing a 271-strong stash of works by the artist

Published online: 20 March 2015

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French police widen net in manuscripts investigation

In case against dealer charged with fraud, authorities are now looking at suppliers and other booksellers

Published online: 17 March 2015

Case against Tuymans flies in the face of art history

Belgian artist’s appropriation of a photographic portrait is part of a venerable tradition

Published online: 13 March 2015

Manhattan court throws out Haring authentication suit

Judge finds that the foundation was not violating anti-trust laws when it rejected works brought to it by a group of collectors

Published online: 09 March 2015

Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned, panel rules

Heirs claimed the Austrian government extorted the famous fresco

Published online: 06 March 2015

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


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...