Mural Restoration, Bigger Than 6 Mt. Rushmores, On Prado Dam Bicentennial Mural Near Corona and Riverside, CA Set To Start

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator standing on the 120 feet tall and 664 feet long mural with a 40-degree slope, consulting with special interest groups, the Army Corp of Engineers, City officials, community groups, lawyers and the original artist.

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The Orange County Register came out yesterday with an article that said the restoration of the Prado Dam Freedom Bicentennial Mural is supposed to begin next week. I was immediately contacted by several sources wondering if I was in charge or involved since for years I’ve been posting on social media about my consultations on the project. But in response to the question, the answer is, I don’t know if I’m still involved.

I was officially asked and established as the Head of the Project by the person in charge and, in fact, the Army Corp of Engineers at one point said that they would not approve the project going forward if our firm, FACLdidn’t handle or oversee the project. But there are a lot of politics involved and outside of my relationship with the original artist of the mural, Ron Kammeyer, and the legal representation for saving the mural, I’ve gotten smiles, compliments and handshakes but not meaningful contact.

Ron was the first to contact me to assure me. But the vibe is that its in the hands of bureaucrats who may proceed without the benefit of my expertise. Here is some background on the fight to save this symbol of freedom as a historical part of the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976.

Prado Dam Patriotic Mural near Corona Set to Start Restoration

The control of the Prado Dam located off of the 91 Freeway, (with its Bicentennial Freedom Mural on the dam’s spillway the size of six Mt. Rushmore monuments, at 120 feet tall and 664 feet long, with a 40-degree slope) is a complicated matter: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls the Prado Dam, a water-control spillway that has never been used since it was built in the pre-WWII 1941; the water rights are controlled by the City of Riverside; the vegetation and landscape around-along-surrounding the dam is overseen by the City of Corona. 5 communities totaling 7 million people (Orange County and Inland Empire) feel emotionally connected with it as “theirs” (and their politicians have all had something to say about this political fight to save the mural or sand blast it as the Army Corp of Engineers has wanted to do.

But, as you might guess, the government’s technical arguments for sand blasting the mural are not logical, don’t make sense. The artist’s rights legislation, V.A.R.A. has been tossed around but the prevailing weighty matter is whether it was a good political move and was the population in the area in favor of saving or sand blasting. The public opinion has been in overwhelming to save it.

Visible to almost a 1/3 of a million drivers a day traveling east on the 91 Freeway, today’s faded liberty bell and 13 stars representing the 13 colonies tagged with graffiti, still evokes a patriotic response from people. The red- white-and-blue-mural painted by Corona High School students to mark the nation’s bicentennial in 1976 has as its slogan, “200 Years of Freedom.”

Kammeyer, one of the mural’s original designers and artists, tells the story of speaking with then, US President Gerald Ford, and said that it should be preserved, according to the Friends of Prado Dam Mural’s website. “It’s the largest patriotic mural in America, and one of the most beloved,” said landscape architect

Kammeyer and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles sued the Army Corp of Engineers in May 2015 seeking to stop their plans to sand blast off the graffiti and the mural. Soon after, as crews were ready to begin removing the faded mural, a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily blocking the Corps from altering or destroying the mural. The mural did not qualify for preservation as a national landmark, officials said in 2019. In April, U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal dismissed the lawsuit and lifted the federal injunction. Though supporters of restoring the mural were initially alarmed, the organizers have since worked with Army Corps officials and with the expertise and help of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories and Scott M. Haskins to arrange for the mural to be fully restored, with work to begin later this year. Corps spokesperson Dena O’Dell said in April that the judge’s ruling means the federal agency “can proceed with removing and abating the lead-based paint on the Prado Dam mural.” Riverside County spokesperson Brooke Federico said that the county’s flood control district is “committed to working with federal and local partners to get the mural restored.”Federal and county leaders met with mural advocates to sign an agreement and to discuss a plan and timeline to begin the restoration. Earlier this year, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, secured $2.5 million to be used by the Army Corps of Engineers to remove paint and graffiti and begin the restoration, with aid from the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Orange County Water District and the Friends of the Prado Dam Mural.

On a Tuesday, Aug. 30, statement, Calvert — who once called the mural “more graffiti than mural” and a “bad image” — expressed his support. He called it “as a source of pride for Corona residents and everyone in our region.” “The desire to restore the mural to its original condition is something that unites people across the political spectrum, and I’m thrilled that I’ve been able to contribute along with the other stakeholders to make that restoration a reality,” Calvert saidKammeyer said he fought “tenaciously,” rounding up thousands of letters in support of keeping the mural. For me, (this) represents 20-plus years of struggle, of making that promise to our president. It reminds people of that moment in time.” Kammeyer said. The goal is to have the mural “completely restored, hopefully, by July 4 of 2023.” Peter Usle, from the Friends of the Prado Dam Mural which is leading fundraising efforts — said five city councils — Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Chino and Chino Hills — signed resolutions “in support of returning the mural to its former glory.” “Not only does it express the ideals of our nation, it’s also been accepted as public art, and unlike other monuments of its kind, no one’s face is on it. So when viewing it, it touches you directly,” Usle said. This beloved mural, like the 1976 Bicentennial itself, brings people together with the spirit of patriotism and like you can readily hear said from those who work and live in the area, I know I’m home when I see it.

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Friends of the Mission Inn Art Conservation Team

by Sue Bartel, Editor for Friends of the Mission Inn

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The Friends of the Mission Inn have commissioned numerous conservators over the years to work on their projects. Our most prolific is Scott M. Haskins,· a renowned art conservator of fine art, expert, consultant, and author. Working professionally since 1975, Haskins specializes in consultations and conservation treatments of paintings and murals; however, his knowledge and abilities include art appraisal and authentication analysis. Owner of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL, Inc.) in Santa Barbara, California, he and his team do private collection work, as well as traveling the United States and Europe working in museums and institutions.

FACL has conserved all of the artwork and designed the layout in the Spanish Art Gallery at the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

Haskins has restored many well-known paintings in the collections at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa from 1984 through 2018. Notable restorations his company, FACL, has done funded by the Friends include: The Espousal of the Virgin, St. Francis and the Flying Cross, The Good Samaritan, Charge Up San Juan Hill, the two McBurney paintings, and the thirty-six California mission paintings by Henry Chapman Ford, highlighted by a PBS Special. The mission paintings are a national treasure to the history of California and greatly influenced the Spanish-style architecture in Riverside. Of course, they are an eminent part of the identity of the Mission Inn. All these significant restorations have been made possible by our committed members and donors, and attendees at our fundraisers. Most of the artwork at the Mission Inn has been financed by Duane Roberts and The Mission Inn which included all of the old masters’ works in the Spanish Art Gallery (over 100) and many others.

Henry Chapman Ford paintings of the Missions of California were saved from destruction

Featured speaker at a docent forum held at the hotel in 2017, Haskins said the main objective concerning the old masters’ paintings was preservation, as opposed to esthetic repairs, since they are displayed at a viewing distance. Also, the decision of the level of restoration of a particular piece and its cost often depends on the assessed recuperation of the original value. He described the many ways artwork is damaged (disasters, accidents, smoke, mold, bugs and misuse) and the variable scientific processes used to restore them.

Recently, it was announced that Haskins has been chosen Head of the Mural Conservation Team (working alongside the original muralist) to lead the team to restore the 1776-1976 Bicentennial Freedom Mural on the Corona/­Riverside Prado Dam. The team plans to restore the 45-year-old mural to its original state after being badly vandalized.

Restoration Projects Update by Skip Forster, Restoration Committee

The Friends of the Mission Inn Board has elected to retain conservator Scott Haskins of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories of Santa Barbara to conduct a review of the artifacts on our current corrective action list and recommend measures to be taken to restore them to good condition.

A partial list includes: restore the Japanese wedding lantern and Phoenix carving in the Ho-O-Kan, resurface the altar in St. Cecilia’s Chapel, treat the wooden columns flanking the Assisi statue in the Atria, and repair the frame on the 1st floor McBurney painting. Scott has a long and beneficial relationship with the Friends, the Inn, and the Roberts family. Foremost among many of Scott’s achievements is the restoration of the Henry Chapman Ford mission paintings, which was featured on a PBS special. With Scott’s help we hope to develop an ongoing plan of preventive maintenance to prevent our valuable artifacts from degradation and ruin.

Alessandra Solomon, FACL Conservation Technician, working at the Mission Inn

Questions about what Fine Art Conservation Laboratories can do for you and your organization? Call 805 564 3438 or write facloperations@gmail.com

 

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During Our Mural Restoration Project in the Heart of Hollywood We Saw Some Cool Stuff!

Located in the area of the Hollywood Bowl, is the 1988 mural that was painted as a memorial to the successful research that controls AIDS, entitled “Blue Moon Trilogy,” that we restored for the city of Los Angeles this last month. Obviously, it’s in the middle of Hollywood and only a few blocks away from the epicenter of “Old Hollywood” along Hollywood Blvd. and Vine and the Chinese Theater, once designated as the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. In fact during the time we were working there, there were a couple of red carpet openings for new movies where they shut down the streets and bring out the lights and the crowds. Although we didn’t participate, it was fun to see. Here’s a picture of the Chinese theater in it a day and what it looks like today.

On the other side of the same parking lot we were using during our project, was an old ranch style building that turned out to be the very first movie studio in Hollywood and the famous Director Cecil B DeMille had his office in this building. If you’re curious look him up on wiki but he was very famous for the movies Cleopatra (1963) and The 10 Commandments (1956)!

The 1st Movie Studio in Hollywood

During a pause in our work on the mural, I wandered over to the historical museum and had a chat with the curator. As you can imagine, he had lots and lots of stories to tell. When he was pulled away for a meeting, I wandered through the exhibition areas and enjoyed looking at the collectibles in the collection of items that are so familiar to everyone who has seen these movies.

Scott Haskins with Cecil B. Demille’s Creations

The Samson and Deliah poster reminded me of an very large original work of art by illustrator Norman Rockwell that Anthony Christensen, a friend and client of ours, proudly shows in his gallery at Fine Art and Antiques in Salt Lake City.

Also, invitated to help with the Hollywood blockbuster, The Ten Commandments, was another illustrator, Arnold Friberg whose original work we have also seen at Fine Art Conservation Laboratories. This is one of many sketches produced by Arnold Friberg during his collaboration with DeMille and Academy-Award-Winning costume designer Edith Head. This sketched scene is for “Joseph Interpreting the Dream of Pharoah” also at Anthony Christensen Fine Art and Antiques in SLC, Utah.

Taking care of collectibles and restoration questions? Call 805 564 3438 Scott M. Haskins and Virginia Panizzon, Art Conservators

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Protecting Collectibles at Home – A painful lesson to be learned from the “professionals” at the Borghese Gallery in Rome

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A painful lesson to be learned from the “professionals” at the Borghese Gallery in Rome for protecting collectibles at home.

Yesterday afternoon, May 4, a tourist fell in front of the work of the 1610 canvas of St. Francis receiving the stigmata, at the Galleria Borghese in Rome during the exhibition “Il sacro e la natura,”dedicated to the Bolognese painter Guido Reni. In losing her balance, the woman accidentally damaged the canvas causing a cut of about 2”.  The reason for the fall of the tourist is not yet clear.  There are those who claim that the lady had a faint and, in an attempt not to tumble to the ground, she tried to cling to the barriers that separate visitors from the works on display, except not being able to avoid bumping into the painting.  Still others argue that the damage to the work was due to a “misstep” by the tourist, who would have tripped over the staging of the exhibition and, risking to fall, involuntarily bumped into the work, damaging it.

According to reports from other visitors, however, the lady would not be the first person to stumble upon the dividers placed at calf height between the works and visitors. In fact, on the day of the inauguration of the exhibition, a journalist fell after tripping between the “barriers”, fortunately without damaging the works on display.

Ripped… and then ripped some more from being leaned on in storage. It looks like Mr. Bean was in change!

Displaying cherished or valuable works of art and collectibles at home or the office should always take into consideration foot traffic, overly active visitors (grandchildren?), can a pet get to the collectible and whether do you live in earthquake country, hurricane country etc.  My personal space experience is that people are often oblivious to the safety of the artwork as they go about the creative process of decorating. I’ve also seen works of art lose significant value when they are damaged. Besides placement considerations in homes and offices, lots of things get damaged in storage as things are leaned on each other without proper protection, FYI.

So, there you go! I just saved you between $1,000 and $10,000 in repair costs (and loss of value?)!!! 

Another suggestion would be the use of an anchoring wax to hold things in place in case of impact or vibrations. On YouTube search for “museum wax, Scott Haskins“

You’re welcome!

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

 

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Restoration Of An Heirloom Painting Testimonial, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California

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It may be treasured but is it worth it?

This rip can be made to disappear.

I’m often out meeting people throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to discuss art conservation questions for their paintings at people’s homes and offices (we pick up and deliver with people I meet). And this last week I consulted for a couple of projects for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs also.

Artworks and heirlooms being passed down to the next generation are full of memories… “triggers” for good family history stories and I always enjoy speaking with people about their family heirlooms. These types of items with positive vibes help people to remember their loved ones. But even though these types of items have most often been treasured, once they change hands as they have been passed down in the family, I am often asked, “Is it worth restoring?”

Insurance adjuster checking on damage

How can something be priceless when its not worth anything? What is worth saving and protecting of our “stuff?”  Some people “get it” at a DNA level that family history is important for lots of profound reasons and some of those reasons are multigenerational. Other need some time to come to their senses.

Consider that there is financial value, emotional value and/or historical value to be considered. It’s doubly nice when your emotional ties or historical connection, like with a family heirloom, is also a really nice work of art. Affecting value, is the condition and the needed oil painting restoration (painting conservation, art conservation, art restoration) like rip repair, cleaning a painting, flaking paint repair.

This family in Pasadena, California is now handing down the treasures that the parents collected as their family grew. There are lots of memories. We were honored to preserve, restore and assist them with a couple of dozen items. This is their quick testimonial.

Here is our webpage for other testimonials. Scroll down the page… I think you’ll find several of the examples interesting and entertaining: https://www.FineArtConservationLab.com/testimonials

Here is our YouTube playlist of other testimonials for family heirlooms: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41D80C1C65FF2CE7

Questions call 805 564 3438

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Does a Public Art Mural Need Varnish If Graffiti Is Not A Problem?

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Practical Considerations for Applying

MuralGuard Protection for Murals and Public Art (IsoFree Aliphatic Urethan 2K

Anti-Graffiti Coating) To New Murals

By Scott M. Haskins, Mural Conservator
A recent project manager inquired, wanting to protect and preserve a new mural, located in Los Angeles CA and called to consult with me, Scott M. Haskins, Art (Mural) Conservator who is contracted with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs as their mural restoration expert. The mural was painted in acrylic paint medium directly onto the side of a building, the wall measured 30’ high x 90’ wide, was at ground level in kind of an alleyway, exposed to direct sun for a couple of hours a day.  Part of the mural is accessible by the public off the street at all times of the day or night. Graffiti protection was the main motivation for the inquiry.

I recommended the product, made specifically for mural protection, a 2 part Aliphatic PolyUrethane resin (IsoFree Aliphatic Urethane 2K) which has been tested and analyzed by Caltrans and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for the protection and maintenance of outdoor murals over the last 20 years.  For reasons of quality of product and quality of customer service, I recommend the product by RainGuard and designated as MuralGuard Protection For Murals and Public Art .

Once the two parts are mixed, Rainguard says you have a pot life of 3-4 hours to apply the product before it begins to coagulate (it starts to look like cottage cheese and is unusable).  The surface will be dry enough for recoating after 4 – 8 hours. Coalescence cure time is 3-7 days.

This mural’s existence over the decades can be attributed to the protective varnish layers.

The product data page affirms; “UV resistant, strong graffiti protection. Will not yellow. Direct-to-metal and concrete applications. Chemical and acid resistant. Water based, it contains Zero VOC, no carcinogens, no odor and can be applied on exterior surfaces and interior OEM environments. Warranty up to 10 years with a single coat, and up to 15 years with a second coat.” For more about the product and use from the manufacturer, click here.

This article presents a practical example of use

by an experienced mural conservation expert.

There are many conditions and circumstances that will vary and will require a variety of different applications of the product in order to adequately protect a mural and to maintain it more easily in the future. The manufacturer states that one application of the product is enough for adequate protection. But my experience is that this is an over-simplification.

Most large murals have areas out of reach of vandals and may be adequately protected with one application of protection. But the areas of a mural that are within reach by taggers and more at risk (maybe only 1/3 of the mural?) will require at least 2 applications and I recommend 4 applications if the mural is in a “war zone.”

Downtown Freeway Murals in LA Smeared with Graffiti

Gorgeous murals overcome, but well protected, by the varnish layers

Keep in mind also that there are many different kinds of spray paint, some of which are harder to re-dissolve and remove than others (which will ultimately be destructive to the mural’s paint layers). The removal of graffiti is complicated by how many layers have accumulated on the surface, one over the other. If you suspect that the mural will not be maintained and cleaned immediately when tagged, then more protection is needed in order to make the mural more resistant to the cleaning agents in the future.

The thickness of the paint application on the mural (thicker is better like on Judy Bacca’s mural in the photo above) and the texture of the wall (smoother is better) both make future cleaning more or less difficult and more or less successful. Consider that when varnishing a mural painted with acrylic paint, the varnish becomes part of the mural, making its removal very difficult or impossible without redissolving the mural’s paint layers. So, applying the varnish or protection layer in a manner to make it as resistant as possible during future cleaning is imperative to the future health of the mural.

This layers of paint with no protection are susceptible to the elements quickly.

Details to consider when forecasting the costs and time required:

  • Number of applications/coats x the sq. footage (1 gal covers about 400 sq ft)
  • Remember you have about 1 ½ hrs pot life for use after you mix the 2 components (don’t mix them and then go to lunch!).
  • Coating can be applied with a sprayer (immediate thorough cleaning of spray equipment after each use is essential) or rolled on or with a brush. Discard used materials.
  • You can’t apply MuralGuard too thick, all at once, as it will drip/run. Multiple thinner coats will give a much more beautiful finish.

Notes On An Application

In the case mentioned at the beginning of this article, the entire (30’ x 90’) mural would receive 1 substantial coating, spray applied. In addition, the lower 10’ area of the 30’ x 30’ area of mural outside the gated area would receive 3 additional coats (same application technique), which is considered more at risk of being tagged.

The application of the water base anti-graffiti protection layers appears slightly milky when freshly applied and a single application goes clear quickly (15 -30 minutes) but remains sticky until dry. Wait a few hours for a reapplication. This, of course, depends on whether it is a sunny dry day or a humid cool day. See the manufacturers suggestions for proper conditions. We have applied it in very humid weather, even in light sprinkling rain and we had no problems with application of the resin eventually going/drying clear.

Wall texture will make a big difference in application time. Spraying will avoid a lot of texture problems on a rough wall (that can slow you down) vs. a paint roller technique but there are other drawbacks I’ve already discussed. Using a paint roller with the lowest nap may be great on a smooth wall but its not practical on the wall in the photo. Paint brush application would require many increased hours of labor plus continual attention to drips and the dilemma of the pot life.

The more textured the wall is, the more product you will consume and the longer it will take to apply.

A Note About Future Maintenance

 An anti-graffiti protection layer makes it easier to remove graffiti. It does not keep people from tagging the mural. This is not a magic layer of protection that makes graffiti magically slide off the wall or wash off easily.  Graffiti (paint from spray cans) comes in many different qualities. Some are easier to remove than others and some are very hard to remove.

In addition to this anti-graffiti protection layer, upon being tagged, immediate removal of graffiti by building personnel (maintenance) AND REAAPLICATION of anti-graffiti protection will ensure long term, best appearance and mural preservation. Both the anti-graffiti protection layer and the mural can be touched up if damage occurs.

Even if a mural is not at risk of vandalism, should it be varnished? Here a quick practical example of what the weather and hydrolysis can do:

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

 

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300 Year Old Buddha’s Lacquer and Gold Leaf Layers Stabilized and Preserved At The Mission Inn, Riverside CA

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The Friends of the Mission Inn Museum

The Friends of the Mission Inn, established in 1969, funds restoration of the historic art collection and Fine Art Conservation Laboratories has been working with the Friends since our first job was there was in 1985, restoring Henry Chapman Ford’s historically significant paintings of all of California’s missions from 1874-1886 (of which efforts PBS made a highly awarded special), which document the missions’ crumbling, pre-restored state. At the time, the the hotel wasn’t faring much better a century later.

“There was a chain-link fence and barbed wire around the Mission Inn,” Haskins recalls of those ignominious days. “It was the white elephant of the Inland Empire and was the source of bankruptcies for four or five contractors.” Scott M. Haskins told news columnist David Allen who writes for The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. That was all before the city of Riverside and businessman Duane Roberts rescued the hotel and made it a going concern again.

The Spanish Art Gallery at the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

Over the last almost 40 years, Haskins has also done work on some 100’s paintings and sculptures in the hotel’s Spanish Art Gallery and other areas of the hotel and its facilities, repairing rips and holes, cleaning off dirt and dust, and designing the displaying of them all. “I’ve probably stayed at every type of room over the years. I love the Mission Inn so much,” Haskins says, “that I got married 24 years ago and we spent our honeymoon here “Even though it’s a workplace,” he continues, “it’s still got a lot of magic.”

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories art conservation team working on-site

This last week, Haskins and his crew wound up the stabilization and preservation work (with superficial cleaning and light inpainting) on the 300 year old Japanese Buddha in the Ho-O-Khan Room and on the 250 year old Spanish Colonial alter and other items in St. Cecilia’s Chapel at the Mission Inn, which he has been posting about on Facebook.

People know the Mission Inn for its fantasyland look evoking California missions and European castles. So why is there an area reminiscent of a pagoda, complete with an 8 1/2 ft tall Buddha?

Similar to yellow journalist William Randolph Hearst, Frank Miller, founder of Riverside’s iconic hotel, liked collecting art objects in his world travels. And those travels took him to Japan, where he became fascinated by the culture. He built the hotel’s Ho-O-Kan Room in 1925, with imported lanterns, carvings and a Buddha that was salvaged from a fire in Japan. “There was a fire in a pagoda. The Buddha was saved and he bought it. It was basically an orphan. Its now been 100 years since the statue came to Riverside and that has been a whole other story.

Out in the wilds of Riverside over the decades, cultural respect and “good taste” haven’t always been demonstrated. The Buddha has a small bit of pop culture immortality. In 1975’s “The Wild Party,” set in the 1920s and filmed over five weeks at the hotel, Raquel Welch sings a song titled “Singapore Sally” on a small stage in front of the Buddha. In her dance routine, she perches on its shoulder and sits in its lap. I know the movie is about Hollywood decadence, but you’d never see the iconography in one of the hotel’s chapels being put to such kitschy, disrespectful use.

The Buddha, made of wood, lacquer and gilt leaf, sits on a platform against a wall in the Ho-O-Kan Room. Posed as if in meditation, seated atop a representation of a lotus leaf, the figure is estimated to be 300 years old, and it’s showing its age, with cracks and small pieces flaking off. “Heat and humidity is the one-two punch that causes wood and paint layers to go crazy,” Haskins says. Riverside, he notes, has no shortage of weather.

Alessandra Solomon, Denver Dillon, trained and experienced art conservation technicians along with Diana Haskins, Haskins’ wife who has assisted in 10,000s of sq. ft of mural conservation projects,  have assisted in the on-site work applying deep penetrating adhesives to stabilize flaking and hard protective wax to the surface. The finished portions looked brighter than a week ago. Small areas that had lifted had been reattached. “We’re not trying to make it look perfect. We just want to keep it from falling apart,” Haskins explains. “We’re not really restoring this religious artifact, we’re preserving it.”

If you are concerned about spiritual issues of preserving and restoring sacred art or devotional art (termed as “seed of merit” or “seed of liberation”) please click through to this website for articles that address these issues: https://treasure-caretaker-training.networkforgood.com

Diana Haskins and Alessandra Solomon, art conservation technicians working on stabilizing the surfaces of the sculpture.

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Insanity Prevailing – Statue of David Set Fire in Florence

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100 Year Old Draped Copy of Michelangelo’s David Set Fire in Florence, Italy

In Florence, Italy  the black cloth that covers the marble statue of David was set fire three nights ago. The black covering was place on the copy of Michelangelo’s David in Piazza Signoria, by the mayor Dario Nardella as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine. The person responsible for the inflammatory gesture is Vaclav Pisvejcv, the Czech citizen already known as a serial vandal and also for hitting Marina Abramovic in the head with a painting in 2018. The man was arrested for arson the same evening of the fire .

The drama occurred around 8 pm. Vaclav Pisvejc would have climbed over the hedges that are on the steps of Palazzo Vecchio and set fire to the black cloth that covered the David. Immediate intervention of a security guard on duty at the Loggia dei Lanzi and a municipal agent who blocked him. The flames were extinguished by other agents with the fire extinguishers supplied in the service cars, then the firefighters also arrived on the spot.

The City Fine Arts Service has been alerted and will check for any damage. Just four days ago Vaclav Pisvejc was denounced for having painted Francesco Vezzoli’s rampant lion in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, which is also found in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. On March 7, another complaint because in via della Vigna Nuova he had replaced a road sign forbidding access with another where he had written “Putin” on the central strip.

Damages for 15,000 euros to the David in Piazza della Signoria

The action taken three evenings ago against the black cloth that, for a few days, as a sign of mourning for the war in Ukraine, wraps the copy of Michelangelo’s David in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, caused 15,000 euros in damage to the statue. The purpetrator, Vaclav Pisvejc, already known for other similar actions, in fact burned the cloth and was immediately arrested.

The Municipality of Florence has made it known that the fire caused the blackening of a large part of the surface of the sculpture which must be cleaned with specialized solvents.

This David is a Copy

The statue, a life-size copy of Michelangelo’s David preserved in the Galleria dell’Accademia, was created in 1910 by Luigi Arrighetti, a sculptor originally from Sesto Fiorentino who was commissioned to carry out the work after it was decided to transport the original from the square to the Accademia Gallery. Several years later a competition was held for the realization of the copy, and in 1910 Arrighetti won it.

Yesterday morning, an inspection was carried out by the Fine Arts technicians of the City of Florence and the contracted art conservators. In a few hours the carbonaceous residues of the combustion were removed, not consistent with the David but a dark patina resulting mainly from the smoke remained (especially on the shoulders and head) which must be removed with special solvents. The David, as well as the other sculptural groups in the square, had already been fully restored thanks to the funding of the Ferragamo Maison through Art Bonus which would begin in a few weeks.

Questions about protecting and maintaining public art? Call Scott M. Haskins 805 570 4140

Here’s an article about protecting murals: https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/varnishing-a-mural-antigraffiti-measures-protecting-public-art/

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Mural Restoration at Historic Casa Romantica, San Clemente, Orange County, CA

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I was at the historical home and event center, Casa Romantica last week, in San Clemente, Orange County,  CA. As part of our mural restoration efforts, I was the featured speaker at an evening event to a responsive group about the adventures of doing art conservation internationally and nationally. We also discussed what people can do at home to take care of their stuff. We had a very warm and responsive group as I gave a talk and showed photos about travel, adventures, interesting stories and projects in our business of Fine Art Conservation. They laughed at all my jokes and nobody fell asleep!

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is an award-winning center for the arts and historic landmark in South Orange County. They provide a rich selection of performances, exhibitions, lectures, workshops & tours year-round to people of all ages. As south Orange County’s major cultural institution, Casa Romantica has developed a reputation for wide-ranging cultural programming that brings international talent to San Clemente.

Casa Romantica’s bluff-top campus is the former home of Ole Hanson, the founder of San Clemente. The historic landmark is open daily for self-guided and docent-led tours of the home, permanent exhibits, and 2.5 acres of lush coastal gardens. Casa Romantica was designed by noted architect Carl Lindbom. Situated on 5 acres, it was developed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style which was popularized in the 1920s. It was built in 1927 as the family home of the Hansons. Ole Hanson was an ambitious and enterprising individual who rose from humble beginnings in Wisconsin to become a lawyer, a grocer, the mayor of Seattle (1918-19), and a land developer. When financier Hamilton Cotton purchased 2,000 acres of land then known as the Rancho Boca de la Playa in 1923, he recruited Hanson to plan a ‘Spanish Village By The Sea.’ The resort-style community he developed was characterized by its striking Spanish Colonial-revival architecture, with his own blufftop mansion as the cornerstone model. Even from the beginning, Ole Hanson’s home functioned as a cultural and civic resource. From the gracious design of the property to the exotic gardens, carefully appointed furnishings, and frequent visits of notable persons, Casa Romantica became a unique and treasured destination.

The next morning after my presentation, Facilities deinstalled the two murals, that were fit into two niches, very professionally and safely. We loaded them into our transport vehicle and I brought them to our lab for painting conservation treatments. More on this later!!

Questions? Call Scott M. Haskins our Virginia Panizzon at 805 564 3438 or faclofficemanager@gmail.com

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Ancestor’s Portrait Oil Painting Restoration Testimonial Los Angeles

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Answering people’s questions (and worries) about preserving and saving family portraits of ancestors has always been a great pleasure of mine. I, myself, have done a lot of genealogy   https://youtu.be/GVPlpw97ES0

Some people “get” that family history is important for lots of profound reasons and some of those reasons are multigenerational. The heirlooms and other family history items are the “triggers” that keep the stories being told and retold.

But how can something be priceless when its not worth anything? What is worth saving and protecting of our “stuff?”  Frankie Boyer Talk Radio asks in an interview in Boston Mass https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/facl-in-the-media/frankie-boyer-talk-radio-interview-boston-mass/

Damaged in shipping, the example of the family portrait and keepsake is used as an educational example on packing and shipping heirlooms and items that are dear to you. Here’s another heartbreak situation of a truly gorgeous painting shaken to death in shipping. Take note, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” https://www.fineartconservationlab.com/in-lab/valuable-exquisite-150-year-old-painting-destroyed-by-careless-handling-and-shipping/

Practically ripped in half by packers, movers and storage guy who “knew-it-all.”

Art restoration questions? Let us come by and talk with you about your question. Give us a call at 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com  Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon – Art Conservators

Items that seem unimportant and worthless to one person, can be the most precious property to someone else, perhaps in the next generation! I’ve heard of people being mad at someone else a whole lifetime for throwing out a treasured “memory trigger” of a loved family member! It doesn’t have anything to do with the financial value. Its all about the memories, your family heritage and the emotional attachments that would make loosing a keepsake heartbreaking.  Its easy and economical to keep these items safe (DIY) with the authoritative advice from THE expert!!

On Amazon, get your guidebook to have complete instructions on preserving and saving your family history, heirlooms, and collectibles easily and economically.

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Organizing Original Family History Items and Heirlooms

The first step towards saving your family history items and heirlooms is to organize them. It will also help you to remember what is important to you and your family. It is possible that what was important to you when you were just married, is different now that you are 20 years older.

High humidity, heat… or cold or storms can cause serious damage if they are stored wrong/badly (various material stick to each other). So, take great care to be aware of the light exposure, temperature fluxuations, dust, pests, humidity/potential for water, etc.,

Care and maintenance of antiques and collectibles can ensure a longer life… in fact, don’t you want them to last for generations?!

 Sort the items: But remember, what is not very important to you, may be super valuable to children as they get older or to a sibling. That caution doesn’t translate into a suggestion to begin hording. Sort them into separate boxes and tag them… but don’t write on the item itself! You could cause big problems. They can be sorted/saved according to the type of material (ceramics or photos) or according to the event or person too.

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.

Photos and papers: They need a lot of protection and care. Important newsprint or acidic paper documents can destroy your other paper or cloth valuables they come into contact with, so they should be copied and kept separate. Supplies to neutralize the acids and make them archival can also be purchased.

China and other collectibles: Must be wrapped as you box them. Newspapers (very acidic!) are the worse papers but if that is all you have for packing ceramics, glass and other non-porous items then its better than nothing. You can purchase archival packing tissue.

Art pieces: Art conservators recommend exposing valuable, important or sensitive art on paper (watercolors, woodblock prints, dyed items) for only six months at a time in as low of light as you can stand. Rotate them with other items to extend their life. You can also get UV filtering glass in the framing that will help. as it will offer a great exposure of light and dust to it. For the other six months, they can be put in storage for longer life.

Fabric: Wrap your fabric-made items in muslin and avoid contact with other materials and dyed items. Keep clean fabrics in use, such as wedding dresses or uniforms, hang them in an airy place after each use.

Military or scout meddles: Don’t showcase them in boxes with woolen back or base as they contain sulfur that can easily damage/tarnish them. Also, showcase in less light exposure places as ribbons fade. Signatures on certificates often fade if hung on the wall with a lot of light.

Emergency Preparedness Collectibles

Collectibles are loved for the monetary, cultural, artistic, and, most importantly, sentimental value. So, the need is to organize them and prepare them so that you can rescue them in case of an emergency is good energy. Having good photographic copies of your collectibles on the Internet cloud may help you to recoup after a disaster and also help you to file insurance claims.

But if you are well prepared for any emergency, you can save your precious most property more effectively.

Earthquake Preparedness for Collectibles

Placing your collectibles in a safe and secure box is a practical idea that can help in earthquakes and many other disasters. But don’t put your box of breakables on the top shelf from where it can fall.

Place them in a cabinet or safe where there is less chance of other objects falling on them like mirrors, planters, or glass doors. Will it fit and be safe under your bed?

An anchoring wax can do much to protect breakables and hanging framed items when everything begins to shake in an earthquake, hurricane or when the grandkids come over. Search for “Quake wax, Scott Haskins” on YouTube

Art restoration questions? Let us come by and talk with you about your questions. Give us a call at 805 564 3438 faclofficemanager@gmail.com  Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon – Art Conservators

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