FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
De Kooning’s Woman-Ochre: An Odyssey of Recovery and Conservation (working title)
In the mid 1950s, Dutch-American abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning painted Woman-Ochre, part of his controversial Woman series. The painting was eventually donated to the University of Arizona Museum of Art, where it was on display until 1985, when it was cut from its frame and stolen, missing for the next 32 years. This exhibition picks up after the painting’s momentous 2017 recovery, highlighting its scientific analysis and painstaking conservation treatment. Curated by Ulrich Birkmaier and Tom Learner.