11 Oct 2021
By David Klein, OCCRP, 8 October 2021
OCCRP — The owner of a swanky Manhattan art gallery, who sold ancient artefacts to major auction houses like Christies and Sotheby’s, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to knowingly have dealt in stolen goods, the anti-antiquities trafficking NGO Antiquities Coalition announced.
“For decades I conducted business in a market where buying and selling antiquities with vague or even no provenance was the norm,” Nancy Wiener said during her appearance in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the New York Times. “Obfuscation and silence were accepted responses to questions concerning the source from which an object had been obtained. In short, it was a conspiracy of the willing.”
Among those Wiener dealt with was Subhash Kapoor, the disgraced New York art dealer who is now languishing in an Indian jail as authorities slowly return some of the 2,500 looted artifacts found in his possession.
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