When a repatration case involving Italy makes the news, its typically that nation’s officials who are in the position of calling for an object’s return, but the role reverse this weekend, with Italy returning to Libya a 2,000-year-old statue that was smuggled out of the nation in the 1960s, according to the AP. Read More
Usually it’s the return of Nazi-purloined art that grabs art world headlines.
Today, however, word came across our desk that the U.S. is returning to France a painting by the French Realist artist Jules Breton (1827-1906) that was stolen by the German army in World War I. Read More