Cleaning A Layer Of Nicotine Yellow Off A Painting – Case in Point, Delirium Flesh by David Mann

Giclee by David Mann, Delirium Flesh

Delirium Flesh by David Mann

I’m delivering this back to its owner tomorrow. He’ll be thrilled to see the wonderful colors “back.” He really loves this print/giclee. It goes well with his Harley. This was a case when the love justifies the price even though the value may not.

This painting was a an investment purchase by an art collector. Cleaning the nicotine yellow layer really improved the colors… or should I say returned the colors back to their original appearance. Given the value of the artwork, the decision to restore the painting (clean and varnish it) was a no brainer.

Removing the yellow layer of nicotine from off a painting

Cleaning off the layer of yellow nicotine from a painting

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