28 October 2014

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Sotheby’s And Christie’s In Egon Schiele Restitution Roulette

On November 5th, Christie’s is auctioning a 1910 Schiele watercolor ‘Town on the Blue River’. The auction house is doing this in conjunction with a restitution agreement that views the work as looted art, and will provide compensation to Grünbaum’s heirs. Sotheby’s, is offering a 1917 goauche and crayon on paper, ‘Seated Woman With Bent […]

24 October 2014

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude – Death Among The Rouged And Risqué

The Courtauld Gallery, London presents Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude; the exhibition surveys the artist’s drawings and watercolours from a controversial and all too brief career – as the artist died aged only 28, succumbing to the Spanish flu, that only three days before had claimed the life of his pregnant wife — yet even […]

12 May 2012

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Egon Schiele Ruling Could Open Floodgates To Spurious Art Claimants

Art dealers are up in arms about looming US legislation that they believe would have a ‘significant and negative impact on the art market in New York’. The potential legislation relates to the legal battle over the ownership of Egon Schiele’s Seated Woman With a Bent Left Leg (1917). In 2010, the US court of […]

23 June 2011

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Egon Schiele $40m Sale Settles Nazi Compensation Case

Sotheby’s  has set a record price for the Viennese Secessionist painter Egon Schiele. The landscape titled “Hauser mit bunter Wasche ‘Vorstadt’ has sold for a staggering £24.7 million or $40.1 million at a London auction held yesterday. Last year, a US court ruling demanded that a leading Austrian museum, pay $19 million (£11.52 million)in compensation […]