U.S. Government Working to Reclaim WPA Ad Reinhardt Piece

June 20th, 2016

Abstraction #6, via New York PostThe New York Post reports on attempts by the U.S. government to reclaim an Ad Reinhardt painting created for the WPA.  The work had accidentally been disposed of, and ended up at auction in 1997 at Sotheby’s.  The government has “demanded immediate possession of the painting and threatened to refer this matter to the US Attorney’s office for criminal prosecution,” and has filed papers in court asking the auction house to disclose the location of the work.

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