Volume 11, No. 7

July 1990

Guilty Verdict for Center Art: Dali Prints at Issue in Five-Month Hawaiian Trial
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Jury in United States of America v. Center Art Galleries - Hawaii Gallery, find William D. Mett, and Marvin L. Wiseman guilty of mail fraud and wire fraud in sale of purported Dali lithographs

Quedlinburg Treasures Turn Up in Texas
— Constance Lowenthal
Willi Korte traces transaction in Switzerland back to heirs of Joe T. Meador in Whitewright, Texas.

Double Arrest in Los Angeles, CA. Twins Accused of Print Thefts
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Paul Drake Doremus and Kevin Doremus accused of stealing Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Miró, and Chagall works from Hollywood galleries.

Six Pictures Stolen in Europe: Five Museums Closed Paris, France
— Constance Lowenthal
Renoir, Hébert, Huet taken from three Paris museums; five small museums closed for security reasons.

Three Paintings by van Gogh Stolen from 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
— Margaret I.O'Brien
Wheels of the Watermill in Gennep, Nuenen, 1884, Peasant Woman in a Week-day Bonnet, 1885, and Peasant Woman Digging Soil, 1885, taken from museum in Noor-Brabant.

Update: “Prince Frank” to be Sentenced in Los Angeles
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Frank de Marigny pleads no contest to art forgery.

Missing Art Alert
Brueghel; Cranach; Bingham.

Faux Theft, Montpellier, France
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Two journalists test security at Fabre Museum by successfully removing Ingres drawing.