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Slashed Newman Restored

In 1986, Gerard Jan van Bladeren slashed Barnet Newman's Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue, III at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. A decade later, the self-professed hater of “only abstract art and realism” repeated the act, taking a blade to Newman's Cathedra. After four years, the painting has been restored but now hangs behind a wall of Plexiglas. What went into the restoration of the famous zip painting?

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