Thursday 10 December 2020

Collectors' Post-Mortem Conscience Salving

It took Kanak Mani Dixit a few hours to identify a piece in a private US collection:

The Alsdorfs, collectors responsible for keeping it from going back needed a little longer: 
Erin L. Thompson @artcrimeprof
This sculpture's repatriation is great, but the case needs greater attention. A collector shouldn't be able to think they're solving the problem of a stolen artifact by making a will that graciously allows a source country to take it out of their cold, dead hands. 

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