Willem de Kooning

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‘That’s not enough’: Willem de Kooning’s advice to a young Wayne Thiebaud

An excerpt from one of Thiebaud’s final interviews, which features in the catalogue of a survey at the Fondation Beyeler, reveals how the US artist arrived at his signature style

De Kooning’s Woman Ochre returns to the museum it was stolen from in 1985

The painting, which was missing for more than 30 years after it was cut from its frame and stolen, made a stop at the Getty Center in Los Angeles for restoration

Koons, Ray and De Kooning will lead Christie's marquee November sales in New York

Two of the star lots have been consigned by the Greek Cypriot industrialist and collector Dakis Joannou

The $100m collection of former Whitney Museum president David Solinger will be sold at Sotheby’s

Star lots include one of Picasso’s earliest paintings of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter and a dynamic De Kooning

Willem de Kooning’s Woman-Ochre, missing for 30 years after a heist, returns to public view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles this summer

The painting was sliced from its frame and torn from its backing in a daylight robbery at the University of Arizona Museum of Art on Thanksgiving Day in 1985

Cut from its frame in brazen theft and lost for 30 years, restored De Kooning painting will take centre stage in Getty show

Los Angeles museum will unveil the results of an intensive conservation of Woman-Ochre, which was badly damaged when it was stolen in 1985

Seeing Chaïm Soutine through the eyes of Willem de Kooning

A side-by-side show at the Barnes Foundation brings together two Expressionist greats who fused the figurative and the abstract in their work

Museums lending to commercial galleries: The debate

Director of the Rose Art Museum examines both sides of the argument

What's on in New York: Serra’s solemnity and size at Gagosian

Posthumous popularity at Max Protetch, last works at Matthew Marks mapping at James Cohan, psychedelic audio-visual art at Feigen effective excellence at Zwirner, and homage at Universal Concepts

Museumsarchive

Major gift of American art and cash to San Francisco MOMA

The donation will strengthen the museum’s holdings with major paintings by Americans such as Philip Guston, Leon Golub, Richard Diebenkorn and Willem de Kooning

Tate's new retrospective: Why did we get de Kooning?

Are we right to be so admiring of the work currently exhibited at the Tate

De Kooning and the critics

As the current survey opens in London, we look at how it fared in the US

Iranarchive

The Book of Kings returned to Iran by US in exchange for de Kooning painting

The greatest surviving Persian manuscript was swapped for Woman III, once owned by the Shah of Iran