How long can this amazing art market boom last?
In recent years have seen works sold for explosive prices—and now in 2006 we are asking if this an indication of an accelerating trend or a reflection of the cyclical nature of the market?
Lauder pays $135m for Bloch-Bauer Klimt
The painting will go to the Neue Galerie
Austria must return five Nazi-looted Klimt paintings to the heirs of the Jewish collector Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer
“Morally, this is a gain for Austria” not a loss, says Maria Altmann
Struggles continue over Klimt Nazi-loot lawsuit
Maria Altmann had urged an earlier trial date while in dispute with Austrian government
Austria aims to dismiss restitution bid: “If you want the Klimts come and claim them in Austria”
Maria Altmann is attempting to reclaim six Klimt paintings looted by the Nazis
Austria can be sued in the US over Nazi-loot case, Supreme Court says
The Justices rule six to three in favour of Maria Altmann. She can now pursue her case in American courts
Oral arguments begin in Supreme Court Klimt case
The Bush administration argues that Austria cannot be sued in a US court because it would interfere with foreign relations
Some progress has been made in restitution of Klimt paintings, but much more needs to be done
Although successful restitutions have been achieved through focused research in individual museums, numerous cases in federal and provincial museums still need to be solved
Maria Altmann's Holocaust restitution case against Austria will be heard by the US Supreme Court
An American citizen is claiming six Klimts from the Nationalgalerie in Vienna alleged to have been seized from her uncle by the Nazis and then unlawfully retained by Austria after the war
World War II still rippling in Austria: Restitution fears hamper the Klimt show, and a flak tower becomes a Kunsthalle
Is this the predicted 'chilling effect' on international loans?
Counsels of very grudging justice: Austrian government divided on restitution claims
The Austrian Parliament decided that full restitution should be made to victims of the Nazis and to those who had been coerced into giving works after 1945 to the museums - but the advisory council has twice taken its own, negative, line