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Fighting for Their Rights

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ARTnews 1 April 2008
By Konstantin Akinsha and Grigorij Kozlov

Matisse went to Moscow to install his paintings, including The Dance, 1910, in Shchukin’s house.

PHOTO ARCHIVES MATISSE, PARIS

The modernist masterpieces of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov were nationalized by the Bolsheviks and are now on view in a celebrated and controversial exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. The heirs’ efforts to compel the Russian state to provide them with “reasonable compensation” has become an international legal and political issue
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