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November 23, 2017

The Mystery of the Modigliani Masterpiece (2016)

"t’s a painting created by one of the great masters that went missing for over fifty years. A Modigliani that may have been looted in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Then, it resurfaced at a Christie’s auction in London.

"The grandson of a Jewish art dealer from Paris says the painting -- called 'Seated Man With a Cane' -- was stolen from his family during the Nazi era and is now in the possession of the influential family of art dealers, who deny the claim. Now the case is before the courts while the masterpiece remains in a Geneva warehouse with other treasures.

"Frederic Zalac travels across Europe with some of the greatest art detectives to try to crack an enduring mystery – to whom does the $25 million dollar 'Seated Man With a Cane' belong?"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 23, 2017 07:04 AM