Stolen painting De Kooning found in USA

Stolen painting De Kooning found in USA

Photo: University of Arizona Museum of Art

In the U.s. New Mexico is a closed cloth of the Dutch artist Willem de Kooning emerged. That report American media. The work with the name “Woman-Ochre’ was in 1985, stolen from the university museum in Arizona.

An owner of a furniture and antique shop had the work in his possession received, after he was a part of a household had bought.

He had no idea that a De Kooning was, to visitors of his store, and asked a lot of questions. Through the internet he found information on the theft and compared the painting with photos on the internet. Then he decided immediately that he back wanted to give.

He contacted the museum. That had the list yet, where the cloth when the theft was cut. It turned out to be exactly fit. A curator of the university has the painting of hours studied and concluded that it is to the original work of De Kooning.


The president of the university responded very pleased. He called Van Auker is a hero because he the painting has returned. “We are incredibly happy and grateful that the painting the back. This is very important for our university, our students and researchers,” said Robert C. Robbins.

According to The New York Times will be there Monday, a press conference will be held about the discovery of the painting of De Kooning.

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