Jorisch v. Lauder
Jorisch v. Lauder, No. 1:07-cv-09428 (S.D.N.Y. filed Oct. 22, 2007); voluntarily withdrawn, Dec. 17, 2007.
Georges Jorisch, the grandson of a Viennese Jew, filed, and later dropped, a lawsuit against Leonard Lauder, seeking recovery of Gustav Klimt’s Blooming Meadow. Jorisch claimed that his grandmother, Amalie Redlich, inherited the painting in 1926 from her brother, Viktor Zuckerkandl, a steel magnate and friend of the artist. A 2007catalogue raisonné of Klimt supported Jorisch’s claim, although later editions of that catalogue did not, nor did an earlier catalogue raisonné by a different scholar. . . .