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Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA
Recovered Nazi-looted painting on view at LACMA

In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The life-size figure of St. Catherine of Alexandria, painted in Genoa around 1615 by Bernardo Strozzi, was installed Monday in the third floor galleries for European art. The painting, valued at between $2.5 million and $3 million, is a promised gift to the museum, where it vaults to the top tier of paintings in LACMA's collection. It is highly unusual for a major painting plundered from a private party during wartime to be given to a museum upon restitution, rather than...

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