Forum Topic: The estate of George Grosz has filed a lawsuit against the Museum of Modern Art due to MoMA’s refusal to return three works of art to the Grosz estate.
The estate claims that MoMA acquired two paintings and a watercolor by Grosz which the artist had left behind after having fled from Nazi Germany in 1933. Apparently an art dealer sold the works to MoMA in 1952. However, the Grosz estate claims that they are the rightful owners and that the art dealer had no rights to the work.
The estate feels that the works had been stolen. So far MoMA has not responded. In your opinion, who is in right here? Should the estate have control over the works or should MoMA be considered the rightful owners?