Nahmad Family Sued Over Modigliani Portrait Claimed as Nazi Loot

November 28th, 2015

Modigliani’s Seated Man With a Cane, 1918, via Art NewsThe Nahmad Family is currently facing a lawsuit from the estate of a Paris dealer claiming that the family owns a Modigliani work formerly seized by the Nazi’s from the collection of Oscar Stettiner.  The suit claims that the Nahmad’s are allegedly holding the painting through a shell company called the International Art Center.  “This is one large enterprise that is a scheme to move these things around, and they are all alter egos for one another,” says lawyer Joel M. Aurnou, who represents the estate.Read more at Art News