In what appear likely to be bitterly fought proceedings, the heir to the Bic pen fortune demands the return of millions of dollars of art from his wife, Baroness Veronique Bich. He is claiming that a trust of which she has never been a beneficiary is the rightful owner; meanwhile the 28 works in question remain on the walls of apartments in New York and Paris that she occupies. It will be interesting to see in whose favour the Delaware Court rules, and whether these notable works from the Bich family collection ever do form part of a separation agreement between the estranged couple.