Akbar Padamsee Painting Stolen in 1995 is Recovered

The Prophet by Akbar Padamsee Stolen from a gallery in London, this painting turned up for sale at Christie’s in March of 2009.  The Italian consignor had no documentation to support his claim that he acquired the painting in good faith under Italian law.  Chris...

Sculpture Stolen From Southern Illinois University is Recovered

  Raymond Duchamp-Villon (French, 1876-1918) Maggy Stolen in 2006 from Southern Illinois University, this Duchamp-Villon appeared for sale at Bonhams in New York. With the assistance of the FBI, and SIU security, it was determined that Bonhams’ consignor...

A Child’s Portrait, Looted During the War, is Returned to Its Owner

Pierre Vasic (left), son of the family who owned the painting ‘Jeune Fille a la Robe Bleue’ painted in 1932 by Belgian artist, Antoine (Anto) Carte was present at the ceremony where U.S. Ambassador Howard Gutman (center), and Belgian Minister of Economics,...