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Lucian Simmons: The Lost Porcelain of WWII: Restitution and Ceramics
This lecture is a joint presentation of Connecticut Ceramics Circle and Greenwich Decorative Arts Society.

Mar 13, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lucian Simmons
Vice Chairman and Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Restitution Department
Lucian Simmons, Vice Chairman and Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Restitution Department and Senior Specialist, Global Fine Arts Department, Sotheby’s New York, joined Sotheby’s in 1995. Lucian works extensively with art collectors and their advisors throughout North America and Europe and has been involved in the sale of some of the most significant artworks to come to auction in recent years including Onement VI by Barnett Newman (sold for $43.8m in May 2013) and Bildnis Gertha Felsöványi by Gustav Klimt (sold for £24.8m in June 2015). He has worked on restitution and provenance issues since 1997 and has been involved in the resolution of claims to art works worth in excess of $850 million. Mr. Simmons has spoken widely on art market issues and in particular on the displacement of art during WWII. He has been interviewed on the subject on television and radio and has appeared in a number of film documentaries, and gives regular seminars at universities and law schools.