Friday, November 7, 2014

Christie’s Investigates Its Role in the Sale of Stolen Art from East Germa

The Dutch department of Christie’s is going to investigate its role in the sale of stolen art from the German Democratic Republic (DDR). Between 1979-1989, Dutch traders bought, for 60 million guilders, stolen art from the DDR.  The art was apparently stolen by a secret organization of the DDR Ministry of Trade. In the 1980s, much art was brought to Christie’s in Amsterdam.  What was not sold was put in a warehouse in Lisse.

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