U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over $200M van Gogh painting
In this photo provided by Yale University, an 1888 oil painting entitled "Night Cafe" by impressionist Vincent van Gogh is shown. (AP/Vincent van Gogh)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, March 28, 2016 10:39AM EDT
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man who sued Yale University in an effort to claim a $200 million Vincent van Gogh painting.
The court turned away Pierre Konowaloff's appeal without comment. Konowaloff said van Gogh's "The Night Cafe" was stolen from his family during the Russian Revolution.
Yale has had the painting since 1961.
Lower courts also had ruled for the university.
The case is Konowaloff v. Yale, 15-921.