Top US prosecutor has art market in his sights

The Art Newspaper | Dan Duray:

Actor Nicolas Cage’s return of dinosaur skull is latest victory in Preet Bharara’s campaign to police the art and antiquities trade. A co-ordinated effort by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has extracted a promise from the actor Nicolas Cage to repatriate a dinosaur skull to its native Mongolia. It is the latest success in a three-year effort by the US government to seize and return improperly removed fossils. It also represents part of a larger push by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to police the art and antiquities market… Read more 

Image: A Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton that was smuggled into the US has been returned to Mongolia. Photo: Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir/AFP/Getty Images

 

2018-10-23T17:57:39+00:00