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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The U.S. Government Wants to Reclaim an Ad Reinhardt Painting

Artists working on a WPA mural. Artists working on a WPA mural. Wikipedia

The U.S. government is on a mission to reclaim an Ad Reinhardt painting it says was created under the Works Progress Administration. The abstract work, which once hung in a school in Staten Island, was acquired by the current owner in 1997 at Sotheby’s. While the auction house has remained mum on the matter, the catalogue from the sale states that the canvas was acquired directly from the artist.

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