THE THIEF COLLECTOR
8pm SAT 17TH JUNE
In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre”, one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, was cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Then 32 years later, the painting was found hanging in a New Mexico home.
THE THIEF COLLECTOR takes a deep look at how – and why – a quiet mild-mannered couple pulled off one of the great art heists of all time, exploring the complicated dynamics of family, the contours of criminality, and just how far people are willing to go to weave their own grandiose narratives.
Directors: ALLISON OTTO