Grandson Splits With Norton Simon Museum Over "Adam and Eve"
The case is complicated, even as restitution cases go. The NSM has taken the position that the restitution claim is baseless. In 2016 the museum prevailed in court, though not necessarily in the court of public opinion.
In 2014 Eric Simon, who lives in San Mateo, told the L.A. Times that "There's an opportunity to find middle ground" and hinted that "a just and fair solution" might involve the museum paying the Goudstikker heirs financial compensation for clear title to the painting.