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The Realities of Restitution, Panel Discussion

19 July 2019 11:00 am


Portrait of Wally Neuzil, Egon Schiele, 1912

Sotheby’s, 1 & 2 St George Street, London

Richard Aronowitz, European Head of Restitution at Sotheby’s, restitution specialist Shauna Isaac, art dealer René Gimpel and Abby Brindley, Associate in Art Law at Mishcon de Reya will discuss the challenges involved in recovering looted artworks.

Richard Aronowitz will illustrate the lengthy process of provenance research at Sotheby’s, Shauna Isaac will discuss her family’s landmark restitution victory – United States vs Portrait of Wally, René Gimpel will shed light on a current case involving his family, and Abby Brindley will offer a legal view.



In partnership with Mishcon de Reya



This panel forms part of the Brave New Visions events programme. Brave New Visions tells the stories of the pioneering émigré dealers and publishers who helped turn London into a global centre for contemporary art in the 1940s-1960s. It highlights their impact by showing the art they championed. This major exhibition, hosted by Sotheby’s, is part of Insiders/Outsiders, a year-long nationwide arts festival celebrating refugees from Nazi Europe and their indelible contribution to British culture.

Exhibition on view 17 July- 9 August 2019

Monday To Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Free and open to the public


St George Street Gallery, Sotheby’s
1-2 St George Street
London, W1R 9DJ United Kingdom
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