ART CRIME AND ITS AFTERMATH: AUSTRALIA’S RESPONSE TO THE SUBHASH KAPOOR CASES – TAASA Review June 2016
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This article was originally found in the June 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 4).
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Lucie Folan & Natalie Seiz C rimes involving art from Asia, usually unsolved, are increasingly reported, studied and prosecuted (Gruber 2014: 221235).
Recent examples centre on Subhash Kapoor (born India, 1949), a New York art dealer with many international museum clients who is awaiting trial in India on charges relating to the theft of Indian temple sculptures.
In 2014 the Australian Government returned to India two sculptures bought from the dealer by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), respectively...