Culture Reporter Taken Off Air By NPR?

Veteran art-news reporter David D’Arcy has been taken off the air by National Public Radio (NPR) after the Museum of Modern Art complained about his report on the long-running controversy over the ownership of Egon Schiele’s painting, Portrait of Wally. Though the painting was stolen by the Nazis from Viennese dealer Lea Bondi in 1939, its present owner, the Leopold Foundation in Vienna, refuses to return it to Bondi’s heirs, and a contentious court battle has raged ever since the painting turned up in a 1997 MoMA exhibition.