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Joram Deutsch v. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Deutsch v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 0100902/2004, slip op. 55 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. July 21, 2004).
An El Greco, allegedly looted by Nazis from a Budapest collection, was returned to Crete, following an unsuccessful attempt to seize the painting from a Metropolitan Museum exhibition, in order to investigate its
The history of the ownership of an object or work of art; sometimes also used to describe the place of origin, or the find-spot, of an archaeological object or other antiquity (more correctly, “provenience”).
. This case is an example of the use of the Federal Immunity from Seizure Act to prevent the seizure of a work of cultural importance during an exhibition of national interest. (see also U.S. v. Portrait of Wally
, about an Egon Schiele painting)
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