Friday, April 25, 2008

Malevich Compromise

Randy Kennedy in this morning's New York Times: "The city of Amsterdam and the heirs of the Russian avant-garde painter Kasimir Malevich have reached an agreement in a long-running battle over the ownership of 14 works that the heirs had said were rightfully theirs. The city announced on Thursday at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam that the heirs would be given title to five important Malevich paintings owned by the city that have been in the Stedelijk’s collection for many years. In return, the heirs have agreed to drop claims to the other works and end a lawsuit filed against the city."