NY museums fight to keep 2 Picassos


 

Taken from yahoo

By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer Fri Dec 7, 3:51 PM ET

NEW YORK – The Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation asked a court Friday to declare them the rightful owners of two Picasso paintings that a Jewish scholar claims were the rightful property of a relative persecuted in Nazi Germany.

The two institutions said they took the step to fend off an expected lawsuit from Julius H. Schoeps, a German who has been waging a legal fight to recover artwork and property once owned by his great uncle.

Schoeps demanded on Nov. 1 that the museums hand over both works, “Boy Leading a Horse,” which is in MoMA’s collection, and “Le Moulin de la Galette,” in the Guggenheim’s collection.
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