Category Archives: In Lab

A Ripped Oil Painting, Salt Lake City; Pets and Art, Antiques and Collectibles Do Not Mix

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 … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

This article is about preparing newly rediscovered important  artwork from the 1960s Post WWII Abstract Expressionist Bay Area for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. Collaborating and consulting experts for the exhibition are Steven … Continue reading

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Orange County Art Conservation Pick Ups and Deliveries Interesting Art Stuff

Pratically, every week or so, I wind my way past downtown LA to Orange County where our lab enjoys a wide variety of professional art conservation activities. I started out my schedule today in South Laguna Beach at The Redfern … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Art Expert Restores Historic Mammoth Mural AIDS Painting Near Hollywood Bowl In Los Angeles

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Treasured Collectibles in a Pile of Stuff… Las Vegas, Art Restoration Testimonial

Busted up Early American Art I couldn’t believe the valuable collectibles I found in a pile of stuff a couple of weeks ago! I was amazed!! Besides the unexpected treasures, I also found neglect and bad judgment of packers and … Continue reading

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Early Utah Artist Masterpiece Painting Restored

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Graffiti Art, Public Art, Street Art… Vandalism, Sign of the Times, Valuable Contemporary Art?

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 … Continue reading

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Oil and Acrylic Paintings on Canvas Bulls-eye Cracking Patterns – What they tell an Art Collector

What caused it? How long does it take to show up after the artwork has been hit?

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PBS Program on Rare Historic Oil Paintings of Spanish Missions of CA that Survived Horrific Circumstances, Painting Restoration Riverside at Mission Inn

The PBS program “Uncovered in the Archives” Producer called me a month or so ago all excited about something he considered to be super-interesting and important to report on: he heard there was a collection of 19thcentury paintings of the … Continue reading

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Art Conservation Cleaning of Artwork With Saliva Wins Chemistry Harvard’s Ig Nobel Prize

Painting restoration and cleaning artwork is the subject of what we suspect is humor from Harvard. The award was reported in “Chemistry World” which has been given out since 1991 called the “Ig® Nobel Prize”, “For achievements that first make people … Continue reading

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