Stolen Art Alert

Volume 5, No. 10

December 1984

Art Dealer Convicted
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Story on the trials of Michael Filides, who receives probation, a fine and community service for being a fence for the “Social Register Burglaries”

Thefts In This Issue: New York
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Thief hits Soho galleries and suspect, Louis Hillen of Guttenberg, New Jersey, arrested by Detective Tom Moscardini. Works recovered.

Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty
Anthony J. Civitano in plea-bargain.

Patterson Pleads Guilty
Leonardo Patterson gets probation with fine for wire fraud for attempted sale of a purported Maya fresco in Boston (see SAA June 1984).

UNESCO publishes compendium of legislative texts entitled, The Protection of Movable Cultural Property, I, 1984.

Statement of Morris M. Goldings, Esq.: Attorney for Michael Filides
Appeal of Filides’ conviction is considered.

Reminder of Past Losses
Pine Bush, New York: Verboeckhoven painting, stolen in 1982. Paris, France: Foujita Woman and Child.

1984 Art Theft Statistics

Important Thefts Reported in 1984
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Portrait of Miss Maria Teresa de Apodaca de Sesma, and El Greco, Portrait of a Youth, Sanchez Coello, Portrait of Philip II, Murillo, St. Catherine, Ribera, Jonah and the Whale, from Museo Municipal Estevez Santa Fé, Argentina; Picasso, Silhouette de femme, from Max G. Bollag gallery, Zurich; Berenike II, Wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, from a New York City gallery; Amasis Painter, Black-figure Lekythos, from the Kerameikos Museum, Athens, Greece; late Gothic silver pendant, 15th-century Book of Hours, gold ring, and rosary, from Basel Historical Museum; Mandala, Nepalese Cremation Scene, and other Nepalese and Tibetan art, from the home of Dr. Jane Werner, New York.

Important Recoveries Reported in 1984
Paul de Lamerie, George II Oval-Shaped Bread Baskets, among collection of silver, from Woburn Abbey; Il Guercino, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, from Benazzo di Cento, Italy; François Garnier, Coupe de fraises et groseilles, and two other paintings, from Long Island, N.Y., warehouse; Amedeo Modigliani, Jeune fille, from Rye, England; Jan Brueghel, Paysage avec une rivière, from Ystad, Sweden; van Gogh, Self-Portrait, among six works recovered from the National Gallery, Oslo.

IFAR Evenings 1984-85 Series
Program forevents, February-May, 1985.

Letter to the Editor
— Joseph Martin
The director of the National Gallery of Canada writes in appreciation of IFAR’s assistance in returning two stolen Rembrandt etchings.

Bissold, Morgenstern paintings.

1984 Cumulative Index.