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Resource ID: #14511
Subject: Art
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
Date: 1997-01-19



The story examined the legal and historical background and implications of a lawsuit filed against a private art collector who unknowingly purchased a Degas pastel that had been stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The suit was brought by the descendants of the family who owned the Degas and perished in the Holocaust. The story explored the family's nearly forty year search for this and other artworks and examined current practices in the art world that routinely fail to establish thorough histories and credible provenance for art that is sold for millions of dollars.

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