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Washington University Law Review

2011

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Executive Weapons To Combat Infection Of The Art Market, Jennifer Anglim Kreder Jan 2011

Executive Weapons To Combat Infection Of The Art Market, Jennifer Anglim Kreder

Washington University Law Review

Over the years, the executive branch has seized Nazi loot in various ways. The seizure that launched the modern Holocaust-era art movement was that accompanying the civil forfeiture proceeding filed in federal court in 1999 against Portrait of Wally, a painting by Egon Schiele. The seizure caused an uproar in the art world, which largely was concerned about future art loan prospects. At the time, there was a concern about the impact of the civil forfeiture seizure — despite the support for widespread restitution of Nazi-looted art —for fear of hindering State Department efforts to resolve remaining Holocaust-era issues globally and ...