New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently in litigation regarding the Blue Period painting “Women Ironing” by Pablo Picasso. The painting was originally owned by Karl Adler and his wife Rosi Jacobi. Their heirs filed a suit in New York Supreme Court last week arguing that the painting would not have been sold but for the owner’s duress due to Nazi persecution. The family seeks return of the painting or compensation at the painting’s current market value, estimated at up to $200 million.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review on April 25, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Carbali, Emily, "The Current State of Art Restitution Laws" (2023). CICLR Online. 75.