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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation v. Lubell

Solomon R. Guggenheim Found. v. Lubell, 153 A.D.2d 143 (N.Y. App. Div. 1990), aff’d, 77 N.Y. 2d 311 (N.Y. Ct. App. 1991).

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which operates the Guggenheim Museum (together referred to herein as “the Museum”), filed suit to recover a gouache study by Marc Chagall stolen from the Museum and purchased by a

good faith purchaser, Lubell. The purchaser’s ignorance of the work’s  provenance was in part due to the museum’s decision not to report the theft. . . .

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