New Info Sees Police Questioning Gallerist’s Widow in Case Surrounding Klimt Discovered in Gallery Wall

February 12th, 2020

In the latest twist behind the case of the Gustav Klimt work discovered in the walls of the the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery in Piacenza, prosecutors in Piacenza are questioning Rossella Tiadina, the widow of former gallery manager Stefano Fugazza. “The decision to question his widow was prompted by a diary entry discovered by police in which Fugazza contemplates a fake robbery to gin up controversy around the show. “I wondered what could be done to give the exhibition some notoriety, to ensure an audience success like never before,” he writes. “And the idea that came to me was to organise, from the inside, a theft of the Klimt, just before the show (exactly, my God, what happened), for the work to then be rediscovered after the show began.”

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