Volume 10, No. 3/4

March/April 1989

Recoveries in the Rash of Museum Thefts
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Partly through the efficiency of the Baltimore Museum of Art in getting documentation of its stolen property circulated, all 16 of its stolen 18th-century watches were recovered and George Athanasotos arrested. Athanasotos identified in sale of stolen Tiffany pitcher from Detroit Institute of Arts; Ronald Corteselli also arrested. All stolen works were recovered

FBI Recovers Painting from Argentina Theft: Coello later recovered in Buenos Aires
— Constance Lowenthal
Juan Carlos Longo and common-law wife, Hilda Arias Longo, extradited to Argentina; work attributed to Goya and Sanchez Coello painting recovered; thefts from two museums in Rosario.

Rodin Recovery: Philadelphia, PA
— Michael VolkoVitsch
Stephen Shih arrested; Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose found.

Updates: Sale of Brigham Young University Painting Legitimate
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Mahonri M. Young work withdrawn from Sotheby's sale until legitimate sale is proved.

Updates: Cincinnati, Los Angeles
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Cincinnati, OH: Jacob W. Schott Jr. and Jerry Mulholland arrested in Potthast probe. Los Angeles, CA: Robert Leads ordered held for trial in duping of Australian dealer. Los Angeles, CA: Nicole Barckley accused of buying reproductions of Oriental ceramics and selling them as antiquities at supposed estate sale.

Recoveries: Total Recovery for Museums
Detroit, Albany, Syracuse, Boston and Baltimore thefts.

Stolen Art Alert
60 works of art, including 20th-century art, antiquities and tribal art.