Claude Monet. “Le bassin aux nymphéas,” 1919, oil on canvas, 100.4 X 201cm.
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A multimillion-dollar trove of seized Impressionist art believed to have been owned by the regime of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has sat for five years in a climate-controlled Brooklyn warehouse, the subject of a bitter legal fight. At issue is whether the 50 works, which include an 1881 painting by Claude Monet, should go to thousands of victims of the now-dead dictator, to the current Philippine government or to the personal secretary to Imelda Marcos, who contends she was rightfully given some of the art as gifts.Both the government agency established by the Philippines to recover billions of dollars in assets believed to have been amassed during Marcos' 14-year regime, the Presidential Commission on Good Government, and Swift believe they're entitled to the paintings.The Filipino government has also sought to recover the painting.
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