New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned
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New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit Woman Hiding Her Face (1912) by Egon Schiele, one of the works that could be auctioned in November Egon Schiele A New York judge has ordered that two watercolours by Egon Schiele that were seized at an art fair in 2015 be sent to Christie’s, from where they are due to be auctioned. A lawyer for the sellers, Raymond Dowd, says he has a consignment contract with Christie’s to auction Woman In a Black Pinafore (1911) and Woman Hiding Her Face (1912), estimated at $5m to $7m, in New York this autumn. “We’re planning a November sale to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death,” he said. The works, however, are at the centre of a lawsuit . The plaintiffs, who identify themselves as the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a Jewish entertainer and collector who was killed in the Dachau concentration camp in 1941, claimed the pictures in 2015 as Grünbaum’s property, saying they were looted by the Nazis. Judge Charles Ramos ruled in their favour in April, before a trial could take place, in one of the first legal tests of the new […]

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New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned
Art Law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit Woman Hiding Her Face (1912) by Egon Schiele, one of the works that could be auctioned in November Egon Schiele A New York judge has ordered that two watercolours by Egon Schiele that were seized at an art fair in 2015 be sent to Christie’s, from where they are due to be auctioned. A lawyer for the sellers, Raymond Dowd, says he has a consignment contract with Christie’s to auction Woman In a Black Pinafore (1911) and Woman Hiding Her Face (1912), estimated at $5m to $7m, in New York this autumn. “We’re planning a November sale to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death,” he said. The works, however, are at the centre of a lawsuit . The plaintiffs, who identify themselves as the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a Jewish entertainer and collector who was killed in the Dachau concentration camp in 1941, claimed the pictures in 2015 as Grünbaum’s property, saying they were looted by the Nazis. Judge Charles Ramos ruled in their favour in April, before a trial could take place, in one of the first legal tests of the new […]

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