Mural Removal Testimonial From Project Manager

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Mural removal in Austin Texas

Removal of two 30ft murals from a medical center in Austin Texas.

This post is for project managers, general contractors administrators who are looking for background information on our 45 years of professional mural conservation/restoration which includes the removal of murals from their walls and locations (usually to save them).

Since last March we’ve had an explosion of activity at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories that could really change our future. It started off with this very interesting project of removing two 30 foot long murals from the lobby a medical center in Austin Texas in order to save them for the community prior to the building’s renovation. With the community protest and pushback from saving murals at a medical center in the bay area recently, I recognize and applaud the administration of this renovation project and the medical center for their sense of community and preserving history. The two murals are Mexican masterpieces painted in 1967 in Mexico City.

Here is the testimonial from the Project Manager of what it was like to work with our team at Fine Art Conservation laboratories:

Hi, I’m Carrie Holt, I’m the General Manager with Lillibridge Health Care Services for all of our properties in Austin, Texas, including the Medical Park Tower Office building, where we recently had the pleasure of working with Scott Haskins and his team from…

We’re doing a renovation of a 55-year-old building, all systems and all surfaces of this building are getting touched. And as part of that, we had to make some determinations on how we were going to navigate our front lobby, which had some very special murals in them that were commissioned by the original developer. So, we did some significant research mostly through the internet and talking to a local art experts’ who finally referred us over to Scott. And through I’m not even sure how many conversations and consultations we had with Scott, we did determine that he was the right person based on his experience, and checking references and all of the people we’ve talked to talk to him, that have worked with him that he would be the right facilitator and conservator of this art. So, we engaged Scott to come and remove the murals from our building. And, frankly, the process went incredibly smoothly. His team showed up when they were supposed to, they did exactly as they had proposed to us, they had an outline, they told us how they were going to do it, what they were going to do step by step, they followed it, they were on time. The murals, frankly, were removed from the wall way more smoothly than I would have ever expected them to be. Scott was fantastic about keeping us updated throughout the process, sending us photos, documenting it. So, all in whether it was his office staff that we were working with and signing contracts and negotiating things, or Scott himself and doing the removals and the consultations, they were fantastic to deal with, extremely knowledgeable about their business and what they do. And we are thrilled with the outcome of how the murals were removed. We could not be more thrilled with the outcome with our process and how everything turned out. And at the end, we know we’re giving a building to the community that they will appreciate while preserving some of the history of the city.

Other information on our professional working background on mural restoration over the last 45 years. https://www.FineArtConservationLab.com/mural/

Questions call Scott M. Haskins or Virginia Panizzon, art conservators 805 564 3438 office, 805 570 4140 mobile, faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Is This The Worst Art Storage You’ve Ever Seen? Tell us in the comment section.

My mom used to tell me she would love to be a mouse in my pocket (I’m sure she had a Disney character in mind) or a fly on the wall to see all the interesting things I run into during my travels. Well, I thought or I hoped, you’d be horrified by this art storage facility so I shot a quick video clip of it for your shock and awe this morning. The person that owns this collection considers himself an experience “high end” knowledgable collector. If it weren’t so sad it would be funny. Fine Art Conservation Laboratories offers art storage and related concierge serves (including pick up and delivery) in connection with our painting conservation lab.

I can only image how many works of art in this room are dented, distorted, ripped, broken, scratched. Have you seen a worst art storage area? Leave a comment below!!! Check out the other photos below.

Art damaged by improper packing for commercial shipping, in storage or during private transport happens so often I can’t even start to tell you how many we get into the painting conservation lab a month or year. It pretty painful to swallow the bitter pill of the bill to pay the effort to make the damage disappear as if it never happened, especially when its easy to see how it could have been avoided.

FYI, homeowner’s insurance often covers family heirlooms and personal art (not considered decorations) that get damaged during a move. We can help you interact with your claims adjuster.

Questions? 805 564 3438 FACLOfficeManager@gmail.com

Wow… they saved a buck and spent $1,000s to fix valuable damaged items.

Saving a buck to store the art without taking the precautions to keep it safe.

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator, working on site in a storage facility to detach plastic stuck to the front of a painting.

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News From Corona-Riverside, CA Bicentennial Freedom Mural Restoration Proposal Update – just a quick drive by

Corona Riverside, CA Bicentennial Freedom Mural Restoration Proposal Update – just a quick drive by.

The planned mural restoration of what many believe is the largest mural in the world on the Prado Dam is wildly favored, endorsed and applauded by the 5 communities that surround the Corona, Riverside, CA areas. If you follow this blog or other our social media you may know that I’ve been active as the Expert Witness for the effort to put legal pressure on the Army Corp of Engineers and others who need some legal prodding to approve the restoration of the monumental and highly significant public art that more than 500,000 a day drive by and clearly see.

Over the years of arguing about saving the patriotic message, the stories of inspiration that have been expressed in court/hearings, on social media and in interviews from the mural’s message are innumerable

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About 2 years ago, in that public discussion process, I was recognized as THE project’s expert professional art/mural conservator by the attorneys, the Army and the communities and I was named as the head of the team for the restoration of the mural. The instigating rebel artist for the painting of the original mural back in 1976 and now, 45 years later its restoration, is Ron Kammeyer and today, as I was driving past the mural on this beautiful summer day, I called Ron to tell him that I was deeply moved that this message of our nation’s celebration of personal freedoms was as inspirational and as badly needed as it ever was. It certainly fulfills its purpose to remind us in a BIG way. It’s worth every effort we can muster to get its preservation approved and ensured for future generations!

Though the process of organizing and funding this project was slowed down recently, it is enthusiastically supported by the public and surrounding communities as you can see in this quick video.

Ron tells me the project is moving forward!

We ask you to help the approval process for the project to move forward by sending out good vibes!!!

Pass this link along to others, give the YouTube copy a thumbs up and leave lots of comments! Let’s show the Army Corp of Engineers that this is a hot topic that the public favors. The stats from these postings have been presented in the past hearings. Let your bells of freedom ring!! Be heard!!

Questions: Call Scott M. Haskins 805 570 4140 faclartdoc@gmail.com

 

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Specialized Art Storage Services At FACL Are Getting Noticed

A popular blog has written about specialized storage facilities for high value items and has highlighted the specialized fine art storage services at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. But there is much more in the article than just “blowing our horn.” Take a look:

The Emerging Popularity of Luxury Storage Units

The article goes no to say:

Why not store your art collection inside a local professional art conservation laboratory? The art trade and respected institutions from across the country utilize Santa Barbara’s Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, pictured above, which specializes in the conservation, preservation, and restoration of paintings on paper, canvas, and murals.

Directors of large and small museums trust the facility. So do art collectors, and those in charge of government collections and corporate collections, along with auction houses, historical societies, and private individuals who have collected rare works over the years or inherited wonderful possessions from the past.

The basic warehouse structure is made of durable steel and concrete. Priceless items are protected inside with high-quality building security that includes immediate response fire and police. The benefits don’t stop there, however.

Benefits of using the art collection concierge services of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories:

  • Storage in the same building as the art conservation facility.
  • Immediate access/response by veteran professional art conservators and technicians.
  • No public access to storage areas.
  • Double fire suppression system using water sprinklers and halon in a concrete and steel building.
  • Pest control.
  • Mold and odor mitigation.
  • Active low-grade temperature control keeping it between 60 to 75 degrees.
  • Concierge Services.
  • Storage facility located next to UPS Shipping Center and close to FedEx Shipping.
  • Supplemental insurance is available.
  • Wrapping, crating, and shipping service.
  • Pickup and delivery in Southern California, The Central Coast, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Art Installation and de-installation at residence or business.
  • Only fully trained, qualified professionals touch the artwork.
  • Safe Zone From Natural Disasters.

Art Conservator Scott Haskins is a world-renown expert in art preservation and restoration. Due to his deep knowledge on the subject, he is called upon as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Supreme Court system and on behalf of the federal government when it comes to public art issues. He has consulted for a long list of notable organizations, including Pope Paul VI’s family, the Shroud of Turin project, the Historical Dept of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Getty Conservation Institute, the U.S. Government, and many others. He also is a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a program of the U.S. government.

With those credentials at the helm, you can trust this facility with your rarest piece of art.

Questions? Call 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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This collector had a warehouse… so he was automatically the smartest guy on the block, a legend in his own mind. But he was saving money!

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Two 30 ft Mexican Mural Masterpieces Removed and Saved From Demolition

PRESS RELEASE: Rafael Navarro Barajas Murals in Medical Park Tower to be Removed and Donated

With redevelopment work well underway at Medical Park Tower, Lillibridge Healthcare Services today announced that the two lobby murals painted in 1967 by Mexican artist Rafael Navarro Barajas will be donated to the Hage family.  M.K. Hage, the original building developer, commissioned the artwork and was a close friend of the artist.

Removal of the two murals will be undertaken by LA-based Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL). The work began Monday, June 21 under the care of expert mural conservator Scott M. Haskins and is expected to take one week due to the complexity of removing safely the canvas from the walls that they are adhered to. The murals will then be transported to the FACL lab for repair and restoration.

“We are excited to return a piece of the building’s history to the M.K.Hage family to be reinstalled into another building in Austin, preserving the murals and their culture heritage for future generations,” said Dan Minning, Lillibridge Executive Vice President, Property Management & Leasing. “We are grateful to have identified the highly expert, art preservation and restoration specialists Fine Art Conservation Laboratories who have determined a safe method for conserving and relocating the murals, and to the local arts community for their support.”

Located on the campus of Ascension’s Seton Medical Center in the heart of the city’s medical district, the Medical Park Tower redevelopment is transforming the 160,000 square foot building into a sleek, state-of-the-art medical facility designed to LEED® standards for sustainable buildings. The $30 million project will cover all aspects of the building including:

· An enhanced façade with new glazing, removal of exterior fins, and new roof systems

· Upgraded mechanical and plumbing systems

· Modernized elevators and equipment

· Common area renovations

· New wayfinding designs and digital signage throughout the property

· New covered entrances to the building

· Installation of energy efficient LED lighting

· Accessibility enhancements throughout the facility including 8 new accessible parking spaces near the south entrances

· New outdoor green space sitting/meditation area near the south entrances

Mural removal in Austin Texas

Removal of two 30ft murals from a medical center in Austin Texas.

Testimonial from Project Manager of this mural removal project: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/mural-removal-testimonial-from-project-manager/

More about Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

Working professionally since 1975 but established in 1986, the firm works on murals nationwide, and extensively throughout Texas such as the national treasure civil rights mural by John Biggers in Houston, the incredibly creative installation of 90 ft of Buck Winn mural in the Alkek Library of Texas State University in San Marcos and the monumental murals of Fair Park in Dallas by Carlo Ciampaglia, among many other mural conservation projects.

 Questions: Call Scott M. Haskins or Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Spanish Colonial Art Restoration – The Earliest European Art in California

Meet “Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles” from the Historical California Spanish Ranch Vejar Chapel

After two centuries, Vejar chapel painting looks like new once again

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Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles

Of course, all of the work that we perform saving, preserving and restoring paintings (including murals) is a team effort. Great credit for this excellent result for the extremely important and historic early painting in California‘s history goes to Virginia Panizzon, Senior Paintings Conservator with collaboration from Juliann Stephenson, Painting Conservator and several others. We also congratulate Jorge Santos for the exceptional Spanish cColonial reproduction frame which was custom-made.

A couple of days ago a well attended and very excited celebration and inauguration was held by the Pomona Valley Historical Society at the Palomares Adobe to receive back the very important painting of a Madonna and Child which had undergone extensive heart conservation treatment. The process of rallying support and finding funding was an excellent example of what can be done in a small historical society to be dynamic in their activities that energize their members and be proactive in their purposes.

I was asked to post the treatments we performed on this project. Here is the summary: Interestingly, there is an archive photograph of this painting in 1940 and it looks to be in the same condition as when we received it for treatment.

It had been worked on previously, a couple of times, which included, over-aggressive cleaning, abundant repainting, at some point it was stretched smaller and then returned to its original size (as can be seen in the before photograph). We assume that at the time of it’s over-aggressive cleaning that the palm tree in the lower right and a crown on both the Madonna and the child were removed. In a very old newspaper article, it mentions that the painting was in a fire. Some heat damage of the thicker paint on the Madonna’s dress was visible. In the BC photograph, the palm tree is much more visible than could be seen with the naked eye and we were surprised to find it and the crowns with UV inspection. Under the stereo binocular microscope the traces of those removed details appeared to be original. Generally, the painting was very dusty, grimy, smokey-looking, pinpoint flaking, poor stretcher bars, 1920’s cheap frame.

In the lab with painted wooden artifacts/sculptures of Catholic saints from Mission San Juan Capistrano.

First order of business was to stabilize the flaking with appropriate adhesives with heat on the vacuum hot table. Once we were more confident in the painting’s ability to withstand cleaning of the front and back, those treatments were undertaken after tests proved them to be safe for the artwork. The cleaning was undertaken with a series of techniques and solutions based on the sensitives. The lining was undertaken with Beva 371b with a polyester interleaf between the original fabric and the epoxy fiber plate (G10). The artwork was mounted onto new stretcher bars with an aesthetically pleasing loose lining (so as to not see the G10). Fills were undertaken with acrylic gesso; very controlled and accurate inpainting was accomplished with several techniques based on the best compatibility, optically (but no oil paint is ever utilized in our lab). The crowns and the palm tree were glazed to be more visible but no paint layers or details were invented to make them look as if they were undamaged and original. The initial vanish prior to inpainting was Regalrez and the final varnish is Laropal A81. 

Before and After Inpainting, Showing The Difference.

 

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Mural Conservation Treatments and Historic Preservation Studies Discover Important Italian Artwork and History In The Garda Lake Area

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Questions? Call Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Mural Conservation Treatments and Historic Preservation Studies Discover Important Italian Artwork and History In The Garda Lake Area

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Magical murals are being discovered from the early 1600s in northern Italy that are an amazing example of the genius of illusion that started in Italy and then became the European Baroque standard of beauty. Historic preservation and mural conservation efforts are discovering these treasures in the town of Lonato del Garda on Garda Lake, between Verona and Brescia in Northern Italy.

Scott M. Haskins, Principle at FACL, mural and painting conservator, author is a technical and media consultant on this project (805 564 3438 office, faclartdoc@gmail.com). He has had connections with interesting art restoration projects in Northern Italy since 1975 and is honored and excited to be associated with a world class project that is rediscovering 900 years of masterpiece quality murals that even the local public is not aware of. The artwork is being studied by art historians and scholars as new details are discovered during the mural conservation which include the removal of layer of overpaint that have obliterated some of the murals and amazing stucco sculptures for centuries. The ceiling affrescos are particularly noteworthy as they are very early (1625) examples of Illusionistic Italian Baroque art expression that became all the rage internationally during the next 150 years.

Ask how you, your family, your organization can have a long lasting, historical influence on, and be recognized for, the art history and historic preservation in this north Italian, Garda Lake region and gain special access for visits, tours, and access to local food products.

The complex with the murals etc is next to this medieval fortress

Garda Lake has been a highly appreciated resort area since Roman times and therefore has always attracted the highest quality craftsmen and artists. On one side of the lake is Brescia and the other side is Verona, both centers of culture, cuisine, viticulture, tourism… and “ the good life.” Garda Lake is a unique combination of Alpine and Mediterranean flavors. It is an area where viticulture goes back to pre-Roman times, lemons are grown and where olive trees are a distinctive feature of the landscape. The region around Garda Lake is one of the most varied and colorful cultural destinations in Europe for the highest quality artistic and cultural traditions, its natural resources and environment and its incomparable culinary traditions. Internationally, well known, communities (even in Roman times) like Desenzano and Sirmione are right next door to Lonato. Practically out the back door of the complex that houses the murals of this project is a medieval fortress, used even by the Venetian Republic into the 1700’s. Venice’s influence on the art in this area is clearly evident. At the turn of the head, in the location of this historic preservation project, 700 years of top quality architecture can be viewed.

As often happens in Italy, the outside of the building where the murals of this project are housed does not reflect the treasure contained within.

In addition to the main vault of the nave, are additional areas of Venetian influenced affrescos and decorative stucco work that is amazing. The preservation and professional restoration of these works of art, and the entire building complex, has taken decades. At the time these murals were painted, perhaps the greatest Baroque master was Tintoretto in Venice and his impressionistic painting technique was 200 years ahead of its time. That same quality can be seen in these murals!

Italian painting conservators Sandra Ragazzoni and Luisa Pari  (39 329 0116712 lu.luisapari@gmail.com) head the art conservation team working on the murals in the Church of Santa Maria del Corlo. Scott M. Haskins, painting and mural conservator from the USA is part of the conservation team as consultant and trouble shooter.(805 564 3438 office, faclartdoc@gmail.com)

This project is supported by: The Community of Lonato del Garda, the ProLoco Fondazione Madonna del Corlo – O.N.L.U.S ( Ente proprietario della chiesa Madonna del Corlo), The Lombardy Dept of Tourism, The Wine Growers of Northern Italy, The Lombardy Region of Northern Italy, Italian Dept. of Tourism, The University of ……, The Catholic Church and FACL, inc. (Fine Art Conservation Laboratories) in California, USA.

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Should I Put Glass In Front Of My Painting When I Frame It?

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I’m often asked this question by people who are reframing their artwork, so here are a few thoughts that may guide you… or confuse you. Either way, people usually find my answer interesting.

Of course, the motivation for putting glazing (the general term for glass, plexiglass, etc) in front of artwork is for protection. It can be protection against grime, smoke etc. or it could be protection against clueless people or vandalism.

Years ago the De Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco put glazing on front of all of their paintings as a result of their paranoia and their incapability of keeping the general public from touching the artwork. I guess you can tell from how I phrase that last sentence that I don’t like glazing in front of artwork if it cannot be helped. But some artwork is too fragile and it is accepted that glazing should cover prints, watercolors, perhaps collectibles in shadowboxes and not left naked to the open air.

Anti-glare technology increasingly gets better. It usually, also, has a UV filter

Also, glazing with UV filters can help substantially (not not 100%) to reduce fading (notice I did not say eliminate fading). Also, the magic of technology can greatly reduce reflections which can kill the viewing and enjoying experience.

So, in summary here are some reasons to put glazing in front of artwork:

  1. Protection against touching and vandalism (this might be a good idea in a house with kids and lots of traffic).
  2. Protection of very sensitive artwork, like a lot of contemporary pieces.
  3. UV protection (not fool proof)
  4. Protection against grime, smoke etc.

Unprotected pastels and other sensitive or easily damaged art won’t make it to the next generation if you don’t take action to protect it.

TIP: If you frame art with glazing, space the glazing away from touching the art. I like to space it at least 1/8” but ¼ is better. And remember, Plexiglas creates a static field which pulls pastel dust off the artwork… so maybe even more space than ¼” is better. But here are some arguments against glazing on oil/acrylic paintings:

If you were going to put glazing in front of your artwork then consider that in our art conservation laboratory we often pick broken glass out of artwork which includes scratched and sliced paint layers or worse. So, if you’re shipping artwork take note that this is the most often accident that causes damage of artwork by broken glass.  If you are going to ship, transport or store paintings either remove the glass, seriously tape over the glass so it doesn’t go everywhere when it breaks or replace it with plexi. If you live in earthquake/hurricane country and if your artwork is knocked off the wall and the glass breaks at 3 o’clock in the morning you’re going to be walking through it. Remember also that violent storms and earthquakes turn items hanging on your walls turn into projectiles. If you want suggestions on how to avoid this go to: https://www.HangAFramedItemSafely.com

A truly heartbreaking situation but a result of a very stupid collector who shipped this gorgeous, high quality, valuable artwork with little protection. The glass broke and then slid around in the packing which broke up the paint layers. We could have stabilized and restored this to look perfect, preserving its beauty and most of its value but the collector didn’t want to spend the money and I think they threw it away!!

In the art conservation lab we often find mold between the glazing and the artwork. The glazing creates a microclimate inside so be especially aware if you live in regions of high humidity. I would especially avoid glazing in tropical regions.

The biggest reason for me, however, is that I don’t want anything between me and the artwork when I enjoy or study it.

Thanks to art historian, scholar, author Dr. Anna Dantes (Rome) for updating us on the painting conservation treatments of this world famous painting by Caravaggio that has to be worth somewhere around $350 million. It has just returned on view after a meticulous study and exacting art conservation treatments. A surprising decision by museum admin., yet wonderful for those that take the time to stand in front of the painting, they removed the protective glazing from in front of the painting so there is nothing that stands between you and the genius and impact of the artwork.

Here is Dr. Dantes’ comments in Italian: La tela di Caravaggio senza filtri, così come era stata concepita, con tutta la forza che la materia è in grado di trasmettere. Il capolavoro di Michelangelo Merisi, Fanciullo con canestra di frutta, si può finalmente ammirare senza il vetro.

Dopo un’accurata anamnesi dell’opera che, partendo dai dati di archivio, ha permesso di ricostruire la storia conservativa del dipinto e anche le movimentazioni e i restauri che si sono succeduti nel tempo, il quadro è stato sottoposto alla verifica puntuale dello stato di conservazione, che ha confermato le ottime condizioni e la possibilità di rimuovere il vetro.

A seguito di tale rimozione è stato comunque avviato un monitoraggio costante per verificare eventuali modificazioni della superficie dipinta.

Questions: Call us! Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon Art Conservators 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Frankie Boyer On Biz Talk Radio Interviews Art Expert Scott M. Haskins

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Interview June 16th, 2021

Nationally awarded Radio Radio Talk Show Host Frankie Boyer in Boston Mass for Biz Talk Radio pulled in Scott M. Haskins, Art Expert and Mural Expert for an interview a day or so ago to discuss several interesting art related issues that are in the news.

Graffiti Art, Street Art… Save It As Valuable Contemporary Art? Or Is Removing Graffiti A Useless Waste Of Effort?

https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/graffiti-art-public-art-street-art-vandalism-sign-of-the-times-valuable-contemporary-art/

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories helps to save mural by Banksy

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator (center) positions redwood slats of removed Banksy mural as he consults with Paul Schurch, Master Woodworker on a plan for mounting the mural to an aluminum honeycomb panel.

Graffiti art, a spray-painted image is, at least briefly, free for everyone to behold… until somebody defaces it, or a property owner paints over it. Banksy’s public art reputation endures, first because its become valued as a counter culture, bad-boy, illegal art with urban grit by the public (not just in financial terms for $millions), partly because of a crazy variety of efforts to salvage the art. Some suspect a brilliant marketing strategy. It seems funny to me, that the same spray paint applied illegally can be considered and esteemed so differently.

So, is street art a result of a chaos theory or is it genius? Could the thoughts of insightful Anna Dantes (Rome), Art Scholar, intellectual, Art History Expert be applied? “ Art is a form a genius. Actually, it’s the highest level of genius because to move you, it doesn’t require an explanation.”

Click here for the 10 minute show segment and forward to the 20:40 mark: https://www.spreaker.com/user/10863617/fb-061721-11

 

Frankie found Scott on ExpertClick.com  Talkers – The Bible of Talk Radio and the News Talk Media: https://www.talkers.com/expert-guests/

El MAC mural in Los Angeles

Check out on a search engine some of the work of these guys, considered the top artists of street art… but not public art that is fine art?

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (SAMO pronounced Same-Oh) …
  • Keith Haring
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Banksy
  • Os Gemeos (pronounced Oss Jaymeos)
  • JR
  • Swoon
  • Invader
  • C215
  • ETAM
  • RONZO
  • DALeast
  • * Vhils (Portuguese, pronounced Vills) (Alexandre Farto)
  • Mentalgassi
  • Hyuro
  • Titi Freak (Hamilton Yokoda)
  • SpY
  • Laguna
  • Blu

My favorite mural artist has nothing to do with the above street artist’s motives, vibe or social comments. Kent Twitchell focuses on depicting public art of American Cultural Icons. He believes in patriotism, putting God first in our lives and in our country, his art is always legal, respectful, the highest quality and a gift to society. Check out http://www.kenttwitchell.org/murals/

We are preparing this mural for installation-

Scott M. Haskins 805 570 4140 mobile faclartdoc@gmail.com

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Graffiti Art, Street Art… Save It As Valuable Contemporary Art?

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Our lab just finished cleaning up the graffiti vandalism defacing a heartfelt public work of art mural painted in 1987 by Russell Carlton, The #BlueMoonTrilogy. The mural was dedicated to the life saving and disease battling efforts of the AIDS Project Los Angeles in 1988 with a bronze plaque embedded into the mural… and still, though the mural was an emotional icon to saving lives, it was defaced with no respect.

Upon returning to our art conservation laboratory, we were honored by the visit of an international celebrity…

It seems funny to me, that the same spray paint applied illegally can be considered and esteemed so differently.

Graffiti art, a spray-painted image is, at least briefly, free for everyone to behold… until somebody defaces it, or a property owner paints over it. Banksy’s public art reputation endures, first because its become valued by the public (not just in financial terms), partly because of a crazy variety of efforts to salvage the art.

When the artist visited San Francisco in 2010, his work popped up in various neighborhoods. One artist-collector, Brian Greif, had part of a wall, with Banksy’s rendering of the iconic rat, spray painted on the side of a redwood slat Victorian building on Haight Street. It would seem that he would be looking for personal gain… but oddly enough, for this piece of art that was theoretically free to be seen by the public, he seeks a museum that will share it with the public in perpetuity.

His intentions were motivated actually, due to the San Francisco law that graffiti must be removed within 24-48 hours and this image was going to be painted out… so, basically it would not-so-visible by the public.

When Banksy’s movie Exit Through the Gift Shop opened in San Francisco in 2010, he skipped the traditional interviews with local press and instead gifted the city with a handful of attention-getting illegal murals, painted in secret as is his wont. (Reportedly, he got permission for one of them from shop owners.) As usual, many were quickly defaced by less creative vandals, but one hard-to-reach painting, a couple of stories up in the Haight district, survived long enough for Greif to cut it off the wall.

And Greif did one better making a feature film entitled Saving Banksy about the drama of saving and authenticating the mural and then battling the media and the art establishment. Here’s a trailer… click on the photo.

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories helps to save mural by Banksy

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator (center) positions redwood slats of removed Banksy mural as he consults with Paul Schurch, Master Woodworker on a plan for mounting the mural to an aluminum honeycomb panel.

Mr. Greif’s effort contrasts with that of Stephan Keszler, an art dealer with a gallery in Southampton, N.Y., who excavates Banksy’s works from public sites and sells them for his own gain. Banksy (who has never revealed his identity) condemns such sales, as does Ben Eine, one of many street artists interviewed here. Mr. Eine says Mr. Keszler is regarded by such painters as “a shyster”; Mr. Keszler, who displayed a few Banksys at Art Miami in 2012, says he enhances Banksy’s reputation.

According to Brian Greif, the iconic rat that he saved, restored and mounted onto a moveable wall aluminum honeycomb panel has been to 35 cities in the last 3 years on display… its time for a check up at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories.

Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon
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