Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weird Day in Restitutionville

An Armenian church wants the Getty to return seven T'oros Roslin bible pages, claiming they were stolen. (TMZ had it before the L.A. Times, along with the Harry Potter-esque note that the Roslin book has magical powers.)
The Getty just announced that its new BFF Sicily has lent a famous vase by the Niobid Painter. The Gela Krater will be on view at the Villa through the end of October.
Italy is threatening to prosecute Princeton Art Museum curator Michael Padgett, says The New York Times. Padgett could be the second American curator charged, after the Getty's Marilyn True. Apparently, no one's more surprised than former Met director Philippe de Montebello, quoted: "“My understanding was Marion True was it."

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