OS ANGELES—Abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock’s seminal work Mural (1943)will be conserved as part of a new collaboration between the Getty and the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

The painting will travel to the Getty Center in Los Angeles this summer, where it will undergo technical study and conservation treatment by research scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and conservators at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

“This is a win-win situation for everyone,” said University of Iowa President Sally Mason. “With this conservation treatment by the Getty, Pollock’s Mural will continue to be viewed for many years to come.”

James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, added “This painting is of phenomenal importance in the history of 20th century art, and this project meshes perfectly with the skills of the Getty Museum’s paintings conservators and the ongoing research of the scientists involved in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Modern Paints Project.”

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