Tuesday, November 13, 2018

London Lecture: From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America - November 19

In his presentation at the Fordham Centre London on this Monday November 19, From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America, Raymond J. Dowd, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC  recounts how he seized two stolen Schieles after were spotting them at the Salon+Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015, leading to international headlines upon restitution. The Schieles are now at Christie's auction house in New York pending an appeal.
 
Dowd traces how history's greatest murder has, until now, concealed history's greatest robbery.  The presentation traces Abraham Lincoln's idea of taking the profit out of war through the Lieber Code Executive Order 100 of April 1863, to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions, to the Nuremberg Trials, to show that returning the stolen property to Holocaust victims was a truly American idea that was embraced by the Allied powers in the London Declaration of January 9, 1943.
 
Dowd discusses how 1. confiscatory US tax laws, 2. a fair market value deduction for artworks donated to museums, and 3. an unwillingness of museums to look gift horses in the mouth led to the current situation of US museums having to deal with large inventories of unprovenanced artworks that left Europe after 1933, but were created prior to 1946.   Learn how U.S. taxpayers foot the bill while America's elite filled the nation's greatest cultural institutions with toxic assets.

Dowd presents a new vision of how our museums can better fulfill their charitable and educational missions while respecting the often bloodstained history of the artworks in their care.

RSVP details at the link below:


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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tonight in NYC - Monday November 12 - From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America


From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America

November 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Sponsored by the FAME Center, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights and the Art Law Society
 
In their presentation, From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America, Raymond J. Dowd, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC, and Samuel A. Blaustein, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC, recount how they seized two stolen Schieles after they were spotted at the Salon+Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015, leading to international headlines upon their restitution to their clients. The Schieles are now at Christie's with an appellate court blocking the sale. 
 
The presentation traces Abraham Lincoln's idea of taking the profit out of war through the Lieber Code Executive Order 100 of April 1863, to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions, to the Nuremberg Trials, to show that returning the stolen property to Holocaust victims was an American idea.  
 
The attorneys discuss how 1. Confiscatory US tax laws, 2. A fair market value deduction for artworks donated to museums, and 3. An unwillingness of museums to look gift horses in the mouth led to the current situation of US museums having to deal with large inventories of unprovenanced works that left Europe after 1933, but were created prior to 1946.
 
Register here:


https://cardozo.yu.edu/events/murder-museums-abraham-lincoln-adolf-hitler-and-hunt-nazi-looted-art-America




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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Du Meurtre aux Musees - Nazi Looted Art Lecture at Assas Law School in Paris - Join Us October 31!

Please join us at the Assas Law School in Paris, France October 31, 2018 for this lecture on Nazi-looted art.  October 31 is the 100th Anniversary of Egon Schiele's death.  Special thanks to Fordham Law School for co-sponsoring the program.  #art #ethics #museums #wwii #holocaust







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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Video: From Murder To Museums - Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi-Looted Art In America

Check out this video of my Nazi-Looted Art lecture at Newcastle Town Hall last week
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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Saturday, August 05, 2017

From Murder To Museums: The Pursuit of Nazi Looted Art - August 16 Southampton NY


Please join me in Southampton New York on August 16 at the Rogers Memorial Library at noon for a presentation on Nazi looted art, the legacy that it has left our nation's museums and cultural institutions, and the controversies over restitution that are now engaging our nation's courts.  Learn how Abraham Lincoln's contribution to international law is now being used to pursue artworks stolen by Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Regime.  To register online visit http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/calendar/month/C&P=%7C1&R=80 by phone (631) 283-0774 ext 523.


Raymond Dowd Nazi Art Looting Lecture August 16 Southampton NY by Ray Dowd on Scribd
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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw