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September 11, 2018

Christie’s auction house is embroiled in a bitter row over an Impressionist painting it sold as bona fide but which it now transpires was looted by the Nazis and even part of Herman Göring’s private collection.

The work’s rightful owners and the dealer who bou...

September 11, 2018

Christie’s says it is committed to ensuring that artworks looted during World War II are not offered for sale. But one buyer is now asking the auction house to return money he paid a decade ago for a painting recently identified as having been plundered by Na...

September 11, 2018

How long after a sale—and under what circumstances—is a buyer entitled to a refund?

That’s the question that has surfaced in a dispute between a Swiss art dealer and Christie’s auction house. The dealer, Alain Dreyfus, wants Christie’s to pay him back for a pa...

September 11, 2018

At the sad record of the Nazi spoliations, this work is certainly not at the top of the list. Neither the most beautiful nor the most expensive. First Day of Spring in Moret, a canvas painted in 1889 by the Impressionist artist Alfred Sisley, was sold at Chri...

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