Volume 10, No. 10/11

October/November 1989

A Rubens Reappraisal
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Professor Julius S. Held attributes painting of bearded old man, submitted to IFAR for review, to Rubens imitator

Digging For Dollars: A case of smuggled Peruvian artifacts focuses attention on international property laws
— Andrew Decker, from Art & Auction
David Swetman pleads guilty to misrepresenting property brought into the U.S.; charges against wife, Jacquelyn, dismissed. Judge decides against Peru in civil case in Los Angeles that claimed dealer Benjamin Johnson receiving illicitly excavated and exported artifacts. The case, detailed here, focuses attention on international property laws.

Stolen Picasso Found After 19 Years. IFAR's Records are Key Ownership Contested in a Florida Lawsuit
— Constance Lowenthal
Faune Jouant a la Diaule lost since 1970 theft. Robert Miller Gallery sues Raul Zuniga for selling stolen work; original owner Leslie Legum seeks to recover property.

Thief's Attorney Recovers 44 Important Comic Strips; Park Avenue Law Office Sting
— Constance Lowenthal
Police arrest Cincinnati dealer in sting operation set up by Philip Russell; his client Sherman Krisher ordered to pay restitution and do community service for stealing comic strips from Museum of Cartoon Art in Rye Brook, New York.

Bonheur, Picasso works.