Frenk v. Solomon
Frenk v. Solomon, No. 650298/13 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 27, 2014); aff’d, (N.Y. App. Div. Dec. 2, 2014).
In this New York State case, Margit Frenk, the heir of German-Jewish art critic and collector Paul Westheim, sought the return of 4 Expressionist paintings from the heirs of his colleague, Charlotte Weidler. Westheim had entrusted the paintings to Weidler when he fled Germany in 1933, but, Frenk alleged, they had never been returned, as Weidler deceived Westheim into believing the works had been destroyed during World War II.