Nazi loot

Art Institute of Chicago accused of holding onto Nazi-looted Egon Schiele

The museum insists that heirs to the original collector waited too long to file their claim for the valuable work on paper

US court rules Nazi-looted Pissarro painting belongs to Spain

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals leaves the heirs of Lilly Cassirer with few options to pursue their restitution claim

German culture minister implements changes to ease restitution of Nazi-looted art

But her most important reform proposal faces opposition from the state of Bavaria

Twenty-five years later, landmark Nazi loot rules still shape restitution fights

The Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, released on 3 December 1998, are non-binding but nevertheless continue to enable the pursuit of justice

Swiss government approves panel to assess claims for art acquired in Nazi and colonial eras

New panel is to find “fair and just solutions” for disputed works in museums

Kunsthaus Zurich advisers quit in conflict over new Bührle exhibition

The experts were hired after a previous iteration of the show was deemed inadequate in addressing the dark legacy of Emil Georg Bührle, who made his fortune selling weapons to Nazi Germany

Dutch dealer returns Weenix landscape stolen in the Second World War to Dresden museum

The painting, acquired by Augustus III, hung in a Soviet general’s home after the war

Egon Schiele works recently restituted to Holocaust victim's heirs head to auction

Christie’s will offer six of the seven pieces by Schiele that were restituted to heirs of Fritz Grünbaum last month during its November sales in New York

US authorities return seven Schiele works to heirs of cabaret performer murdered by the Nazis

The seven drawings, seized from public and private collections throughout the US, are collectively valued at nearly $10m

German culture minister promises new powers for Nazi-looted art panel

Claudia Roth says the commission’s current mandate is “inadequate” and “we are not living up to our responsibilities"

Allegedly Nazi-looted Egon Schiele works valued at nearly $4m are seized at US museums

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office ordered the seizure of works at the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Museums and Allen Memorial Art Museum

German Nazi-looted art panel calls for more powers and a new law

The advisory commission said it sees the current framework as “unsatisfactory” and “in need of an urgent overhaul”

Yet again, a US court dismisses Nazi-era Guelph Treasure art lawsuit

The descendants of the €200m collection's Jewish former owners had appealed a 2022 regional court ruling

Hackers attack Nazi-linked collection exhibition at Kunsthaus Zurich

Visitors who accessed text via QR codes saw collector Emil Georg Bührle described as “a Nazi sympathiser, authoritarian militarist, at the very least a war profiteer and probably a war criminal”

Lempertz to sell Max Pechstein self-portrait following settlement with Jewish doctor's heirs

The painting was pulled from a sale in June following reports it was sold under duress in 1936 by Walter Blank, who died in Spain while fleeing Nazi Germany

German restitution commission recommends Bavarian bank return Kandinsky painting to heirs of former Jewish owners

Kandinsky’s "A Colorful Life" (1907), which had belonged to collectors Emanuel and Hedwig Lewenstein, was sold in a 1940 Amsterdam auction

MFA Boston settles ownership dispute with Jewish dealers’ heirs over a painting Hitler wanted for his Führermuseum

"Customers Conversing in a Tavern" (1671) by Dutch Golden Age painter Adriaen van Ostade is up on display after a six years of research and negotiations

German city restitutes a Renoir to the heirs of a Jewish banker and buys it back

View of the Sea from Haut Cagnes will in future be displayed with information about its former owner, Jakob Goldschmidt

France's long-awaited restitution policy is finally here

Guidelines for returning objects looted from former colonies and during the Nazi period are laid out in a report commissioned by Emmanuel Macron and written by former Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez

Dusseldorf settles with Jewish dealer’s heirs on portrait that hung in mayor's office

Wilhelm von Schadow’s painting 'The Artist’s Children' was once owned by Max Stern, who fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s

Appeals court judges hear latest argument in Nazi-era Guelph Treasure restitution claim

Heirs of the dealers who sold the collection of medieval artefacts to the Prussian government claim their case can be heard in US court because the dealers were not German citizens at the time of the sale

Gauguin, Renoir and Cézanne works restituted by Musée d'Orsay head to auction at Sotheby's

Four works recently returned to heirs of the influential French dealer Ambroise Vollard will go under the hammer in New York next month

Has New York's law aimed at identifying Nazi-looted art in museums worked?

Recent legislation requires institutions to label works they display that was stolen by the Nazis, but some are still unwilling to publish their provenance research

Courbet painting—seized by the Nazis and owned by a reverend—to be returned to its original owners

The forest landscape, La Ronde Enfantine, will be returned by the Fitzwilliam Museum, UK, to the heirs of Robert Bing

Musée D'Orsay ordered by Paris court to return four masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin stolen during Second World War

The works were owned by influential French dealer Ambroise Vollard and will be returned to his heirs

Art from persecuted Jewish dealer draws scrutiny at National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Findings about the provenance of two Old Master drawings in the museum’s collection may test the pro-restitution stance recently adopted at US national institutions

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The curious case of Madonna and the missing Old Master

Mayor of Amiens in France asks pop star to loan work believed to be by Jérôme-Martin Langlois, spotted in a photograph of her home

Restituted Kandinsky painting lost in the Holocaust could sell for $45m

The painting, which was the subject of a decade-long provenance dispute, will go up for sale at Sotheby’s London in March

French court orders Christie's to restitute a Nazi-looted painting sold in London

As the panel was looted in Paris, the magistrates claimed jurisdiction of the French courts over the High Court in London

Christie's marks 25 years of the Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated art

Auction house kicked off its year-long restitution programme in Paris last week which aims to educate collectors and buyers