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An Inside Job

February 14, 2018


Back in 2016 (after a long running battle), the Austrian Supreme Court ordered the city of Linz to pay €8.24 million ($8.96 million) plus interest to the heirs of a local collector for losing a drawing by Gustav Klimt and three works by Egon Schiele.

Well, it turns out that the Klimt was stolen by a secretary at the Lentos Kunstmuseum who hid it in her cupboard.  This unnamed individual, who recently passed away, left instructions in her will that it be returned to the museum after her death.  Guess she just loved it so much that she just had to have it!

Source: Lost Klimt drawing found in Austria, Arts News & Top Stories – The Straits Times