Yale Says the Russian Nationalization of Private Art Does Not Violate International Law. Huh ?


Vincent Van Gogh - "Le café de nuit", (The Night Café), 1888. Oil on canvas, (72.4 x 92.1 cm), 28 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches. Located in the Yale University Art Gallery

NEW HAVEN, CT.- A Van Gogh painting at the center
of a dispute between Yale University and a man who believes the artwork
was stolen from his family during the Russian Revolution is worth $120
million to $150 million,
the man’s attorney told The
Associated Press on Friday.
 The evaluation is the first
public estimate of the painting’s value, and the lawyer, Allan Gerson,
said it comes from a top auction firm. Yale filed a lawsuit in federal court in
March to assert its ownership rights over “The Night Cafe” and to block
Konowaloff from claiming it.