Stolen Schoonhoven Halts Sale at Sotheby’s

August 21st, 2013

The stolen Schoonhoven, via Art Market MonitorA work by artist Jan Schoonhoven, stolen from the Bommel van Dam Museum in Venlo several months ago, has turned up at Sotheby’s, stopping the sale after a Dutch fence confessed to police that he had tried to sell the work.  The 1969 work had already achieved a sale price of €214,000, sold under a different name and turned 90 degrees in the catalog.  The auction house acknowledged that it had already been investigating the work after buyers became suspicious.

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