Italian official seeks return of 'Getty Bronze'

28 Mar 2011 7:36 AM | Anonymous

 Italian official seeks return of 'Getty Bronze'

Gian Mario Spacca is in Los Angeles to broker a deal to return the statue to his country in accordance with a 2010 court ruling there, but a Getty spokesman says the museum's appeal is pending.
By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2011, 4:16 p.m.

An Italian government official came to Los Angeles last week to propose a settlement to the long-running dispute with the J. Paul Getty Museum over one of its most important ancient masterpieces, a bronze statue of a victorious athlete known as the "Getty Bronze."

Gian Mario Spacca, president of the Italian region of Marche where the statue was hauled ashore by fishermen in 1964, met with Getty officials Friday to discuss a deal in which the statue would be shared as part of a broader exchange of art.,0,7566636.story

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