Sunday, November 12, 2006

Picasso's "Absinthe Drinker" (1903)

A.k.a. “Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto”-- sounds like Christie's can sell it. From The New York Times:

A federal judge refused yesterday to bar Christie’s in New York from auctioning a painting by Picasso that a German banker’s heir says was sold under duress in Nazi Germany.
Hmmm... would nullifying that pre-war sale be a precedent for judging other dubious sales throughout history? What about treaties?

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