Keith Haring and Banksy in the House!! Saving, Preserving, Restoring, Conserving Street “Art?”

One of the other street/graffiti artists that is well known besides Banksy is Keith Haring. We just had a paste-up come into the lab for preservation treatments (it doesn’t really need much in the way of “restoration”). It was obviously authenticated, having been sold in a public sale, I believe. If you’ve followed this Facebook page of our art conservation activities for awhile, you’ve seen our work with street art and contemporary artists. In fact, I’ll be speaking at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara on February 19th

Keith Haring Paste-up

A long time associate of ours in contemporary art is speaking on Keith Haring. Will Shank and Antonio Rava are highly experienced conservators who work on large scale artworks all over the world. They are visiting Melbourne to consult on the complex conservation issues of the Collingwood Keith Haring Mural. They will speak about the technical, ethical and community issues in the conservation of indoor wall paintings, murals and street art. Examples of artworks they have worked on in the USA, Italy, Spain, other parts of Europe, China and Cambodia will be discussed as well as Will’s work with the Rescue Public Murals initiative.

Also in the lab at the moment is an iconic rat by Banksy that is the featured start of the feature movie “Saving Banksy:

Scott M. Haskins will be speaking on: Saving and Restoring Contemporary Paintings Featured Expert Speaker Event at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)  February 19, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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About Scott M. Haskins

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