Legal Matters

Case Against Nahmad Gallery Dismissed, Fight for Nazi-Plundered Modigliani Painting Will Continue

The work in question.

Philippe Maestracci, an Italian citizen fighting to recover a Modigliani painting once owned by his grandfather, Paris dealer Oscar Stettiner, and allegedly sold without Stettiner’s permission by the Nazis during World War II, has dropped his suit in federal court against the Upper East Side’s Helly Nahmad Gallery, which he argued was in possession of the work.

But the fight appears to be far from over. Read More