Volume 17, No. 3

March 1996

Missing Stradivari Recovered by the University of California
— Carla Shapreau
“The Duke of Alcantara,” a 1732 Stradivari violin missing since 1967, was recovered in December 1995, after surfacing at a violin repair shop in Petaluma California. Issues involved in the recovery and reclaiming of the violin

ALR Helps Recover Archipenkos
— Anna Kisluk
Six small Archipenko sculptures, lost in transit from Florida to New York City in October 1995, surfaced in February 1996 at a Hollywood, Florida, auction house. Publicity afforded by the Art Loss Register assisted in the recovery.

Purloined Picassos and Pissarro—Not
— Anna Kisluk
Works declared at Kennedy Airport Customs as Picassos and a Pissarro, stolen by a cargo handler and recovered days later, then declared as obvious fakes.