Volume 18, No. 3

March 1997

On Theft's Anniversary Gardner Raises the Ante
— Constance Lowenthal
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has increased the reward for information leading to the recovery of the works stolen in 1990 from $1 million to $5 million

A Pollock Possibility
— Lisa Goldberg
IFAR's Authentication Service and Pollock experts conclude that work is a pastiche of Pollock and non-Pollock elements.

Russian Door Still Open for Return of Trophy Art
— Constance Lowenthal
Russian President Boris Yeltsin vetoes bill passed by both houses of Russian parliament that would have nationalized works of art brought back to the Soviet Union by its armies at the end of WWII. Bill would have required parliamentary approval for returning any of them.

Picasso Taken in Mayfair Recovered Within the Week
— Constance Lowenthal
An undercover police operation recovers TĂȘte de Femme.

Friedrich Recovered in Potsdam
— Constance Lowenthal
View of a Harbor found in a garage 5 minutes from the museum it was stolen from.