France Blocks Export Of $27 Million Medieval Painting Found In French Woman's Kitchen
The Italian painting by the artist Cimabue sold for nearly $27 million at auction. But now, government officials in France are intervening in order to stop the art from leaving the country.
Art expert Stéphane Pinta takes out of a glass case a 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue in September. That painting, sold for nearly $27 million, is now the subject of a power struggle between an art buyer and the government of France. Michel E… [+3223 chars]