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Malevich Heirs' Claim Against Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University

In this dispute, one of several that arose in the 1990’s involving the heirs of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich (also spelled “Malewicz”), the heirs claimed ownership of two works by Malevich, which a friend had hidden from the Nazis and, upon his death, left as a long-term loan to Harvard University’s Busch-Reisinger Museum. The dispute was resolved amicably in 1999, with . . . .

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