De Kooning’s “ocher woman” from the robbery home

It was a robbery that was as shameless as it was simple. On the morning of November 29, 1985, a couple entered the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona. Within minutes, “Woman-Ocher” – a painting by Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning – was gone. Museum curator Olivia Miller described the theft in … Read more

Actress Ai Weiwei warns against arrogance in ‘tricky’ times

VENICE, Italy (AP) – Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei warns against arrogance at what he calls “such a difficult time” with his first glass sculpture, made on the Venetian island of Murano, with an alarming subtitle: “Latin Memento Mori for” Remember, you must die.” Russian bombs fall on Ukraine. China is displaying its military … Read more