Lawsuits:

27 December 2018: Lewenstein heirs serve writ on the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Stedelijk Museum re Kandinsky's ‘Bild mit Häusern’

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27 December 2018: The heirs of the Lewenstein family have served a writ on the Municipality of Amsterdam and the Stedelijk Museum to appear at the Amsterdam District Court, thereby reclaiming the Kandinsky painting ‘Bild mit Häusern’

Following rejection of their claim by the Dutch Restitutions Committee in October, the Lewenstein heirs have filed suit to have the decision reviewed in court. In their press release, the heirs say that the decision 'contradicts the internationally accepted standards for restitution of Nazi looted art as laid down in the Washington Principles'. Their lawyer writes that the Committee 'based its rejection decision on a series of unproven assumptions' and refers to historian Gerard Aalders who wrote that its rules of evidence are simply too restrictive.To read the release, click here.

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