Van Gogh painting on display at Detroit Institute of Art is stolen, lawsuit claims
Brazilian art collector says he paid $3.7m for the 1888 oil called The Novel Reader, when a third party took possession of it
A painting by Vincent van Gogh on display at the Detroit Institute of Art was stolen, a new lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by Brokerarte Capital Partners and its sole proprietor, Gustavo Soter, a Brazilian art collector. It claims the DIA borrowed the painting from an unnamed party that is not its legal owner.