Ronald Lauder Admits Clouded Provenance for Work in Collection

August 4th, 2016

The New York Times reports that Ronald Lauder has admitted one of the major works in the Neue Galerie collection has been found with spotty provenance, and may be returned to its rightful owner.  “If you asked me a year ago, ‘Do we have everything there?’ I would have said yes, because that is what I was told,” Lauder said. “I was told there were no questions about the pieces we had.”


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