Sotheby's: Funding the International Art Mafia? The Trail of Looted Cambodian Treasure

In the heart of the art world, a dark secret lurked within the prestigious auction house, Sotheby's. Accusations arose, alleging that the company had become an unwitting accomplice to the international art mafia, facilitating the sale of looted Cambodian treasures. The trail of these plundered artifacts led back to the tumultuous Khmer Rouge regime, a period of brutal oppression and cultural destruction. Sotheby's found itself at the center of a storm, facing scrutiny for its role in legitimizing the illicit art trade and potentially perpetuating the loss of Cambodia's rich cultural heritage.

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