University of Arizona Museum of Art

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft

LOS ANGELES — Ulrich Birkmaier’s job as senior paintings conservator at the Getty Museum involves painstakingly repairing aging canvases and removing botched varnishes or restorations so artworks can return in full health to public view. He is by profession pretty much the opposite of an art thief. But in early March he played the role […]

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