Brave New Visions Talk: The Realities of Restitution

Panel Discussion, Fri, 19 July 2019, 11:00 – 12:30 BST


1& 2 St George Street 

London W1S 2FE 

In partnership with Mishcon de Reya LLP

Richard Aronowitz, European Head of Restitution at Sothebyʼs, restitution

specialist Shauna Isaac, art dealer René Gimpel and Abby Brindley,

Associate in Art Law at Mishcon de Reya will discuss the challenges

involved in recovering looted artworks.

Richard Aronowitz will illustrate the lengthy process of provenance

research at Sothebyʼs, Shauna Isaac will discuss her familyʼs landmark

restitution victory – United States vs Portrait of Wally, Ren. Gimpel will

shed light on a current case involving his family, and Abby Brindley will

offer a legal view.

This panel forms part of the Brave New Visions events programme. Brave

New Visions tells the stories of the pioneering .migr. dealers and

publishers who helped turn London into a global centre for contemporary

art in the 1940s-1960s. It highlights their impact by showing the art they

championed. This major exhibition, hosted by Sothebyʼs, is part of

Insiders/Outsiders, a year-long nationwide arts festival celebrating

refugees from Nazi Europe and their indelible contribution to British


Exhibition on view 17 July- 9 August 2019

Monday To Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Free and open to the public