Rediscovering Jay DeFeo’s The Rose

This video documents the heroic effort to conserve and restore Jay DeFeo's legendary painting The Rose (1958–66), after it had spent twenty-five years in storage, in preparation for an exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 1995.

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