Wednesday, September 07, 2016

"Sentences handed down in high-profile case over Drouot thefts"

The Art Newspaper:  "[T]he Paris Criminal Court convicted 38 of 49 defendants in a high-profile trial that opened in March over a complicated web of thefts within the [UCHV], the former art handlers’ union of the Hôtel Drouot in Paris. The group ... held a monopoly on art handling at the auction house from 1860 until 2010."  Background here.