Lawsuit: Artwork by late artist Thomas Hart Benton lost


December 20, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 100 pieces of art by the late Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton have been lost from an estate mismanaged by UMB Bank, according to a lawsuit filed in probate court by his family.

The lawsuit claims UMB Bank never completed a comprehensive inventory with descriptions and photographs of each piece of art and lost track of artwork it sold in batches that did not describe each piece or its individual sales price. It also contends that the lack of adequate preservation and storage measures have damaged some of Benton's artwork.

The family's petition, file...

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