Art Loss Register’s competition complaint from Art Recovery Group

The Art Newspaper | Melanie Gerlis:

Gloves come off in fight to run international database of stolen works of art. The privilege of running a commercial database of the world’s stolen art is proving as intriguing and complex as some of the crimes committed. For the past 25 years, the task of keeping track of the millions of stolen or looted objects around the world has been taken on by the Art Loss Register (ALR). It provides a due diligence service to the art trade, insurers and—increasingly—private individuals… Read more 

Image: Art Recovery Group founder Chris Marinello with Matisse’s Seated Woman, which was returned to the Rosenberg family last year (left), and Art Loss Register founder and chairman Julian Radcliffe