Austrian city appeals in missing art case

The city of Linz, Austria has appealed a verdict ordering it to pay €8.24 million plus interest in compensation to the heirs of the artist and collector Olga Jäger over the disappearance of a Gustav Klimt drawing and three pictures by Egon Schiele. In 1951, Jäger agreed to consign the artworks to the Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz—known today as Lentos Kunstmuseum—on a long-term loan. But when Jäger’s heirs asked the museum to return the artworks in 2006, they could not be found.