Painting seized at Poland border studied as possib

first_imgPainting seized at Poland border studied as possible Chagall WARSAW, Poland – Authorities are trying to determine if Marc Chagall was the artist of a painting that a man allegedly tried to smuggle into Poland from Ukraine.Marta Szpakowska of the Treasury Office in Lublin said Friday that if the painting turns out to be a Chagall, it would be one of the most valuable items discovered during a smuggling attempt at the Hrebenne border crossing.Polish customs officers reported finding the painting Tuesday under a jacket in the car of a 51-year-old Ukrainian man who had documents confirming his ownership of it.Szpakowska said the canvas measuring 59 centimetres by 29 centimetres (23 inches by 11 inches) depicts a person holding a kite in the shape of a face.A Chagall painting sold at auction last year for $28.5 million. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 7, 2018 10:02 am PDT Last Updated Sep 7, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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