In April 2008, after many years of legal battles, the heirs of the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich came to an agreement with the City of Amsterdam regarding the return of five works from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum. A few months later, in November of that year, one of the pieces, a Suprematist Composition of 1916, was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York for 60 million US dollars. Eight years before, the money spent on another Malevich painting, Suprematist Composition, auctioned in New York at Phillips had been less than a third, amounting to just 17.8 million US dollars. As Malevich never went back, the crate remained in the Hanover Museum, where Alexander Dorner occasionally exhibited some of the works. Evidence for this is provided in a letter from Dorner in which he writes that his Museum was still exhibiting pictures by Malevich, among others.