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Willem de Kooning painting stolen in 1985 returns to UA

Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” stolen the day after Thanksgiving in 1985, has been returned to the University of Arizona Museum of Art by a good Samaritan from New Mexico. Preliminary authentication confirms it is the famous painting.  The painting was cut out of its frame in a UAMA gallery by a man and a woman… Read More →