Art Crime pp 308-315 | Cite as

Surviving War and Peace: The Long Road to Recovering the Malevich Paintings

  • Howard N. Spiegler


In April 2008, the 37 living heirs of Kazimir Malevich ended an epic struggle with the City of Amsterdam, when they reached an historic settlement in which five paintings by their renowned ancestor were returned to them, 81 years after he had been forced to leave them in Europe. This struggle, which spanned almost two decades, created groundbreaking new precedent in the field of art recovery and finally returned artworks that had been kept by war, politics and the Iron Curtain from their rightful owners.1


Commercial Activity Loan Contract Iron Curtain Foreign State Rightful Owner 
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