UN scours their headquarters corridors for lost art

UN Headquarters: Who got my painting?

From the Financial Times:

Staff are scouring corridors to try to locate valuable art works that have gone missing as the United Nations prepares to vacate its New York headquarters for a four-year, $2bn renovation.

The lost items include a sculpture by José de Rivera, the 20th century American abstract expressionist, and an oil painting entitled “Evening”, a gift from Belarus. An internal audit said the absence of these art works, listed as gifts in the UN’s files, was of “extreme concern”.

Other missing works, including gifts from member states, do not even figure in the UN’s official art register. Investigators relied on published art books to identify items that had gone astray. (Full)

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