9 July 2019: Reif v Nagy Ruling of New York Appeals Court

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On 9 July 2019, the New York Appeals Court issued its ruling in the case of Reif v Nagy, regarding a claim for title to two Schiele paintings found in the possession of London dealer Richard Nagy by the heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, an Austrian cabaret artist and art collector. The court wrote: 'We find that plaintiffs made a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law that they have superior title to two pieces of art by Egon Schiele, "Woman Hiding Her Face (1912)" and "Woman in a Black Pinafore (1911)" (collectively the Artworks), and that defendants Richard Nagy and Richard Nagy Ltd. (collectively defendants) failed to raise a triable issue of material fact'.

To read the ruling in full, click here.

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