Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

23 Jul 2014 10:08 AM | Anonymous

Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

 
Norton Simon Museum wants review of an adverse ruling in its bid to hang on to 'Adam' and 'Eve' paintings

A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden.

Now the Norton Simon Museum wants another bite at the apple as it tries to have a legal threat to one of its most prized artworks thrown out of court. At stake are Lucas Cranach the Elder’s 1530 paired paintings “Adam” and “Eve,” which have hung in the Pasadena museum since the 1970s.

The museum has asked for a rehearing of a June decision that went against it in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, when two members of a three-judge panel revived Marei Von Saher’s claim to “Adam” and “Eve” after it had been dismissed two years earlier in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-nazi-looted-art-norton-simon-museum-adam-eve-20140721-story.html#page=1

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