November 14, 2013

Gurlitt Art Collection: WSJ: 'Germany Plans to Publish List of Nazi-Looted Works in Art Trove'

Pierre Ciric, a lawyer in New York, just brought our attention to a story this afternoon in the Wall Street Journal: "BREAKING: GERMANY TO PUBLISH LIST OF 590 GURLITT ARTWORKS STARTING NEXT WEEK."

Mr. Ciric's law firm co-sponsored with Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) the October Art Law CLE symposium "Due Diligence in Cultural Heritage Litigation: Is There A Minimum Threshold?"

According to the WSJ article reported by Mary M. Lane in Berlin, a German task force -- a six-person committee of German and international experts to be created to research the provenance of all 1,400 works -- will begin by publishing the 590 Nazi-era suspected looted artworks on the German government's Lost Art Internet Database (www.lostart.de).

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