Thursday, April 2, 2015
'The Woman in Gold' and the saga of the portrait of "Adele Bloch-Bauer"
The lawyer on the case, Schoenberg, told Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM, however, that the courtroom wrangling to win the return of Nazi-looted art continues, with an estimated 100,000 works of art still at issue, many missing. He’s involved in legal efforts to return 16th century Adam and Eve paintings, now in the possession of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, to the family of a Dutch art dealer who fled Amsterdam with his family in World War II. (The paintings were featured in the opening credits of “Desperate Housewives.”)
“There are many, many cases like that and many, many items that haven’t been discovered,” Schoenberg says. “The 100,000 number — you could put any number on it because it just depends how far down you want to go in people’s possessions.”
What a surprise - just wait for the survivors to die and get to keep all your stolen loot: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Vienna-museum-director-calls-for-time-limit-on-Naziloot-restitution-claims/37391