Our Guidelines for Nazi-era Art Restitution Issues

Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Our team is committed to promoting a clear and balanced approach for dealing with provenance issues and ownership claims from the Nazi-era, including taking reasonable and appropriate steps to prevent stolen objects from circulating in the art market and, in particular, resolving provenance issues before offering objects for sale.

Christie’s handling of Nazi-era art spoliation is inspired by the Washington Conference Principles. Where concerns are identified or claims received for works of art consigned to Christie’s, we are committed to seeking fair and just resolutions. Acting as facilitators for dialogue, our aim is to bring about productive and open discourse and to help claimants and claim recipients to make considered and prompt decisions.