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Picasso’s “The Actor” Returns – Repaired and Glazed – After Four Months

NEW YORK, NY.- Opened on April 27, 2010, a special exhibition of 300 works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection by Pablo Picasso includes 238 paintings, drawings, and prints framed with Optium® Acrylic Glazing from Tru Vue. Among these, Picasso’s large Rose-period oil painting The Actor (1904–05) returns for viewing. The painting, now protected with Optium Acrylic Glazing, underwent conservation and restoration after being damaged in the galleries in January. In February, Tru Vue began talking with the Museum about glazing all of Picasso’s works on paper, and perhaps, some paintings with Optium. “We are very grateful for Tru Vue’s contribution toward the glazing of the works of art with Optium; the result is marvelous,” says Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art. As curator