Stolen Art Alert

Volume 1, No. 8

August 1980

O'Keeffe Ruling Reversed Again
— Linda Walder
Georgia O’Keeffe’s attempt to reclaim three of her works (Cliffs, Fragments and Seaweed), believed stolen in 1946 and purchased by Barry Snyder in 1975, met a setback when the New Jersey Supreme Court sent the case back for retrial

Italian Culture and the International Community
— B. Burnham
A symposium on “Preservation and Use of Artistic Cultural Heritage,” featuring preservation authorities and officials from New York and Italy, highlighted evolving conflicts and compromises at work in fashioning national policies regarding the antiquities market.

French Police Recover Italian Museum Collection
Hoard seized of ancient coins and gold jewelry stolen from the Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy, in 1977.

Other Recoveries
Ansel Adams photographs; Peru seeks return of two colonial paintings sold at a May 9 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction and prepares to make the case that 14 other paintings in the sale were stolen.