Bergman Quoted in New York Times on Seizure of Roman Statue

February 27, 2014

New York Times

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This New York Times article details a plan by Federal investigators to seize an ancient Roman sculpture from a Queens warehouse on behalf of Italian officials who say there is evidence the marble statue of a reclining, half-clad woman valued at $4 million was looted from Italy decades ago.

The article quotes Henry J. Bergman in his defense of Phoenix Ancient Art, the gallery exhibiting the statue for sale, as follows:

 "...the gallery did not own the statue and had “only exhibited it on behalf of a client,” whom he [Bergman] declined to identify “on grounds of confidentiality.” Mr. Bergman said Phoenix had not played a role in shipping, importing or storing the item.