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he's as tough as nails every year in may he heads to basel in switzerland for the biggest art fair in the world art basel. he flies in a private jet for which he pays fifty thousand dollars a year. despite his tangles with the law he wants to be in the right places how does the boss of the alamo want to go out the budget stick to the football. say that money is the strike and we had people see it up with all the putting out something else that was. so that's wrong thanks to do something about it unless you do something they cannot show. us you can go from a simple google search of a city but they couldn't get. the sec would that's at the moment you need. i said. but they said it went up in about obama's because the finale of the demo played it took about a month. something. help us to step up somebody from
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a calculus but you know what's that been on the board to see again. i didn't pick up on these. and yet burning off his private jet we soon see that his controversial reputation causes fewer problems than predicted. if. this. all had to do with a. subject of his first appointment is with one of the art fairs founders a rudolph. both men have businesses in singapore and are good friends with you to fill me on what you do more to. take you to take the older predicting when the phone also it is. the should be of
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name a good sport just want one of them might. call us from both to put the filmy. doesn't. know if bush is all good how important is that yes a bit disputed by mentioning yet but suggests that if you. set up a so they can see some of the. four thousand artists exhibit their works at art basel it attracts the general public but more importantly the biggest players on the international art market. gallery owners collectors and curators of the world's museums. accompanied by his art consultant sixteen yves bouvier is here to check out the new trends. most of the works on show come from the store rooms of the geneva freeport some two hundred fifty kilometers away. v.a.
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is here to show his fellow professionals that he's still in the game and is still to be taken seriously. on a say probably factors that. he can mostly. feel way oh yes how are you going to. bring your. cost plus time. to. set up most of the men on his cell phone is david no mug. clearly troubled by. our camera he bouvier quickly calls his assistant to go
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reassure him. to use it for you that you. need. to treat just like get lost at the job while walking to his emotion at the buses. but he has no rights regarding our footage to. the missouri. side to the likes of. david no mud isn't just anyone he's the man with three hundred picasso's the head of one of the most powerful families in the art world the numb odds renown dealers. here's their stand at art basel mobiles by calder mirror those fontana's because those. and also a roy lichtenstein and his own two feet all of them stars of modern art. collection is valued at almost three billion dollars thousands of works most of which are
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stored at the geneva freeport. maybe the reason david no mud prefers to be discreet is because one of the paintings he owns is causing him problems with the law. the story started here in the paris archives in two thousand and eleven with this man james palmer. is a canadian private detective who specializes in finding art looted from jews by the nazis. one day while rummaging in the paris archives he came across a file on a certain stetson or a jewish antiques dealer the man was dispossessed of all his assets during world war two. after the liberation of paris he found a plane to rip. to parade his patrimony. the documentation is contained in this box
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it was here in the paris archives that we found a document that referred to the quest of mr oscar stener for his stolen pate. the information that we found was that oscar stettner had been despoiled of a number of personal items carpet for example of portrait of him as a young man and also a painting by mostly any. and important painting that was looted from mr stener during the war. the canadian detective began his investigation he discovered that the antiques dealer staton or had made his claim for restitution in one thousand nine hundred six but well before the liberation the painting had already been sold by they've authorities. for the sum of sixteen thousand francs
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since then it disappeared. particularly because its description is so vague. the document only indicated that it was a painting signed by jani portrait of a man. the detective had no idea what the painting looked like. he had to find a photo of it at all costs. by consulting peepers kept in the paris archives james palmer came across a clue this telegram. it states that staten or had sent the model jani to the venice biennale of one nine hundred thirty. i travelled to venice personally and went into the archives there and to the venice be an alley archives i saw mr stettner spray painting. in a photograph. james palmer was delighted he'd found it. this photo taken at the one nine hundred thirty venice biennale shows twelve paintings
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on the wall of the room dedicated to. ten portraits of women and two of men. the one on the right was already identified and well known. the painting in the middle however the one of a seated man is more mysterious. so now you've got reference to mr stener owning the painting you've got reference to portrait of a man. and you have a photograph that's the exact same painting that is now illustrated or described as the seated man. finally james palmer knew what the painting looked like. but where had it gone he searched everywhere activated his contacts toured the auction rooms archives and museums. and after a few weeks ago. he found
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a trace of the painting here in london in the catalogue of an auction held at christie's in one thousand nine hundred six. the painting was intitled seated man with a cane. but who owned it. it was acquired by a shell company based in panama international arts center whose registration document is seen here. its rightful owner is a name. and yet palmer refused to give up and finally discovered another lead to finding the true owners. over the years the work appeared in a number of catalogs. and every time alongside the name of one of the most prestigious galleries in the world the helena mod gallery in new york run by the daughter of the family patriarch we ran into at art basel. james palmer decided to write to our.
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politicians do something to. put themselves on the line and they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to be. it's you going to be press as a white woman for free in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. west. about your sudden passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself in taking your last bang turn. your attitude up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry for me i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned
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on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about more like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never again like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with death this was quite different i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to blame that mainstream media has met its maker. this is. a church secret indeed just like priests accused of sexually abusing children can get away with it quite literally i like to call this the do graphic solution so what the bush admin's to do then he finds out that the priest
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is is a perpetrator is simply moves him to a different spot were the previous standards not known the highest ranks of the catholic church conceal the accused priests from the police and justice so send it out and it has not been asked to invent them lying flat out at tuesday's out and. it is filtered through the. american five fold human drug user. to show you the example of young men who sued. the genocide who were gone then just look who is so poor doing who american them british and the number who walk the. countries they are a very generous to them do so poor do they are grass so what kind of human to exist
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in which to live a million children a woman does not count. you need the good and the bad you need capitalism to work both winners and losers you can't bail out every single bank that gets into trouble you can't bail out every single party capitals that needs free money you gotta let the system weed out the losers otherwise you end up with you know a state controlled state maintained price fixing regime by the state that resembles all failed such experiments of the past why not just let the free market be the free market. the most expensive fish in the world each one is selling for tens of thousands of euros it continues to grow its entire life if it was thirty years old you might have a two ton fish out there and yet they don't get that big today because we're way too good at catching. it's only when themself
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a much larger mission was once there that was much more widely distributed we have politicians that are in office for a few years they have to get reelected everything is very very short term our system is not suited and is not geared for long term survival and that's why we have the catastrophes that. well the lawyers for our client contacted. the hellyeah mag and helping them out of new york. and they were ignored. which. not right it's not proper so i think after about a month or so they wrote him again and again they were ignored and eventually there was a response and the response was essentially you are suing are wrong people you should be suing the international art center and we have nothing to do with that. james
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palmer was not taken in by her response. he filed a lawsuit against the health gallery in new york. but once again the lawyers denied the family were the owners of the painting. here is their statement to the court in new york. international art center and nobody else not the head gallery nor david not maad that bought the painting at an auction held at christie's. thing stopped dead there until two thousand and fifteen and the leaking of the panama papers extraordinary. a document published by the journalists revealed that behind the panamanian company international art center was the renowned art dealer david. so he was a shareholder of the company that owns the painting despite his constant denials.
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the detective had scored a point. and now he just had to find out where seated man was in storage he had a bright idea maybe it was in the geneva freeport where the number of family kept the major part of its collection. was judiciary issued a search warrant for the storerooms in april two thousand and sixteen and discovered the holy grail the much sought after painting. it's hard to say if it was hidden or not but it was kept very discreetly in the freeport where there. are the no match family are estimated to have of both three to four billion dollars worth of art or about four and a half thousand works of art in their little room in the freeport. painting claimed to have been looted was well and truly in the storeroom in the freeport a revelation that caused an uproar. the heirs of the antique dealer stettner have
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now filed a claim for the restitution of the painting we contacted the no months after several attempts they finally agreed to open up their store room at the geneva freeport and to show us the painting in an exhibition room. we would never meet the art dealers themselves but they did accord us an exclusive uing of the painting a very solemn moment. the work was handled with great precaution it is estimated at about twenty million dollars today. the families with smaller would tell us their version of the story. is about their money. make a set that blew up a laugh i mean i'm at the end on a. direct. international and.
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they all the economy going. i mean a mad. game. to clear his clients even further blow or even raises doubts that the painting ever belonged to the jewish antiques dealer staton or. they don't. is extinct. what. the. in physically explicit. test and then you said. yes. we had only a few minutes to film the painting. but as the handlers turned the work around we
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happened to film something on the back that we only noticed later this label from the one nine hundred thirty venice biennale. the owner's name had been crudely erased. and it looks like that of staten or. a clue to which the detective never had access and which could be crucial for the next stage of his investigation. the canadian detective is convinced the geneva freeport could be housing other works of dubious origin. well i think there's a high probability that many other paintings in the freeport were probably looted and probably rest there today that have not seen the light of day for many decades
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and i believe they're there and i think that it would be very interesting if the public were made aware or at least the art industry were made aware of what those paintings are. so that you know if the prosecutor's office was on for example were to provide us with information on all those paintings we could pretty quickly tell them which ones were store pretty quickly. for the swiss art dealers lawyer there's no point in dreaming no one will know for years what's really stored in the freeport. i said of me a little as i am not happy. he saw the fall say. they will save us you're not. so quick. are french customs investigator is of the same opinion even if he is on the other side of the fence. point out the
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most original of. your company i know that i don't feel says we should see more in oman to be on a softer you before. doing is aside the more boffo i can. reproduce it don't. give us the whole supper related for the actual saturn diskette because in the discussion. in geneva the middle yani case hit the headlines. the freeport authorities quickly became concerned about bad publicity. so in june two thousand and sixteen they called an emergency press conference. all representatives of the main swiss media as were invited. was a. little. cameo started. on the floor with the
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president of the geneva freeport and his general secretary. both men seemed self-conscious rejecting all responsibility regarding the supposed owner of the painting david no money. measures he said if you ignore exact. a little. more than visuals router. to this little girl there go over it over this love for you to see this guy who is the guy. it is yes is. also got all slew of also where that these values are not there is they were that all. of us also. read a billion the deficit risk of. the fifty most yahoo. they all took was a also the more the this is the more as far as jr soldiers go the distance are to
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go to zero. but what other secrets are really hidden in the freeport. in switzerland some official authorities have become extremely concerned we managed to obtain this report from the swiss federal audit office. it unequivocally denounces the opaqueness of the geneva freeport. irregularities regarding inventories and absence of traceability of merchandise. errors in stock accountancy and recurrent problems which occur during controls. our french customs officer includes laxity on the part of the swiss administrators that oversee business conducted in the freeport. one point six. it is a nice house from purview. just
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took is risky saw the vans are in your memoir called. lonely but you don't remember . need mom was just saucy it don't say but don't i mean. paul it does trees leboeuf why. they don't play for money to. make. in response to widespread criticism the recently appointed president of the geneva freeport a magistrate known for his integrity is supposedly fighting the good fight for much stricter regulations. for the.
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new schemes were. going to need. to. feel more. cautious and. this man is aware that there is still a long way to go. but having agreed to make concessions on its banking secrecy will switzerland also finally agree to open the doors of the world's biggest safe.
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