The Met Faces Lawsuit over Picasso Painting

On Friday, September 30, the estate of Paul Leffmann, a German-Jewish businessman, filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over Pablo Picasso’s The Actor, 1904–5. The lawyers representing the estate claim that Leffmann was forced to sell the work for a low price when he fled from the Nazis during World War II, Graham Bowley of the New York Times reports.



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