How can something be priceless when its not worth anything? What is worth saving and protecting of our “stuff?”
I’ve been media trained by one of the recognized best marketing geniuses, Rick Frishman in NY, been interviewed numerous times, been featured on TV on several programs, I’ve produced about 400 public outreach related videos and published four books in the Save Your Stuff series. Add to this the writing etc that goes with actively blogging, professionally, since 2005 on several blogs. Our recent Covid pandemic has been a stimulus for embracing new methods of reaching out to the public and in the last 8 months, I’ve organized, produced and starred in about a dozen 1 hr. webinars for historic organizations, museums, Rotary Clubs and the such. I enjoy all of this activity very much and we also get rave reviews. Here’s my media page: Scott M. Haskins, Author, Art Conservator There’s lots of interesting things to see…
Still, even at this point in my career. when the communications for an outreach opportunity come together and line up for connecting with interesting people, its fun. Here’s what happened at the end of last week with some fast breaking news: a brilliant young female writer in Pakistan has been a guest blogger about my books. Her name is Khola Malik, and we posted Fri. morning an article about how “Losing Treasured Family Heirlooms can be Heartbreaking” in connection with my book How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster on https://saveyourstuff.com/loosing-treasured-family…/. We also announced it on several Facebook pages. Continue reading
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Behold The ‘Potato Head’ Of Palencia Joins ‘Behold The Monkey!’ In The Hall Of Fame Of Spanish Notable Art Restorations
Another Botched Art Restoration A melted face with two round cavities standing in for eyes, a misshapen lump approximating a nose, and an agape maw of a mouth: The latest art “restoration” gone completely wrong in Spain. I think Anastasia enjoyed rubbing this in the face of Prado establishment and kicking up the dirt. I’d love to take her out to lunch for a chat. This is cultural anarchy with a full-on dose of the Chinese Plague.
It’s one thing to teach your kids not to play rough around your favorite painting hanging in your house, but it would probably be a lot harder to teach your pets the same thing. Even the most well-behaved dog doesn’t know the value of a painting, and accidents can happen.
Just look at this painting below. As a man and a woman were redoing the inside of their home, they took down their painting and set it on the ground for a second. In that second that the painting was lying on the ground, their dog walked by, and not knowing what it was, stepped on the painting, creating this huge tear!
This rip can be made to disappear.
By Scott M. Haskins
Veteran journalist Nick Green called me on the phone asking intelligent questions about the legalities of painting our murals and what rights artists have. We also discussed the options of future mural restoration, protection of public art, cleaning off graffiti and restoring these murals that should be valued public art that give character to a city that we could be proud of but instead we have graffiti and vandalism that give character to our environment.
Mr. Green is the beat reporter for the cities of Torrance, Carson and Lomita and also covers the South Bay for the Daily Breeze. He has worked for newspapers on the West Coast since graduating in 1987 from the University of Washington and lives in Old Torrance with his wife and two cats. He did a good job asking questions thoughtfully about a mural on the backside of a roofing company that faces the 110 Freeway and was painted over in Carson on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Photos by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)
This video is about the installation process of the Buck Winn murals entitled “The History of Ranching in Texas” at the Alkek Library at Texas State University.
Fine Art Conservation Laboratories was contracted to resurrect the murals from the dead, preserve them for future generations, undertake quality restoration treatments on them to represent well their original fame and authorship by perhaps Texas’ most famous artist of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s, Buck Winn and to represent the commitment to preserving the heritage and legacy of Texas by the Wittliff Collection, The Alkek Library and Texas State University.
This story about country music legend Guy Clark seemed too weird to pass up telling you about…This macabre bronze statue of a crow (raven?) doesn’t have anything to do with the really interesting (and magnificent, actually) saving efforts of the important historical cowboy mural by Texas State University’s The Wittliff Collection and its installation into the Alkek Library (which we are presently undertaking). But for all you country music fans this is a “must read.”
The publishing of our book, How To Save Your Pet From A Disaster is recommended by a NY Times Top 10 Selling Author Raymond Aaron (Who has written 2 Chicken Soup for the Soul books) who submitted our manuscript for recognition and we will receive an international book-award in Toronto Canada this September 2020!
Feathered friends and fur babies guide book for essential emergency preparedness tips. House pets are treasured members of our families and if you take care of them, they may become your therapy pet in time of need. They deserve to be protected against distressing emergencies, so be a good parent and be prepared for them too. It’s easy if you do it little at a time. You already have some of the stuff you need.
Here’s the “rub”… they can’t take care of themselves and they depend on you. Besides, in a stressful situation, what will your pet give back to you in exchange for your care and protection? Think of the comfort, love and companionship! In an emergency situation a loved pet turns into your personal therapy animal!
Amedeo Modigliani is probably the most famous Italian artist of the 20th century and he was born today July 12th, 1884 in Livorno, close to Pisa. We’ve had a few “run in’s” in my art conservation career related to his work which have added to the intrigue of our art conservation detective work over the decades…
While growing up in Livorno, he developed a passion for painting from Gugliemo Micheli while still very young and was nurtured by his first teacher, maestro Giovanni Fattori, also from Livorno and one of the leaders of the internationally acclaimed plein-aire impressionists group known as the Macchiaioli.