Removed Banksy Mural Restored and…?


In a recent feature film on saving a mural by Banksy, our lab, Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, was highlighted for our mural conservation and restoration work. The film is available on Netflix and is entitled Saving Banksy. Here is the background info on the super interesting project:

Save The Banksy CLICK on this link for the article


Fine Art Conservation Laboratories helps to save mural by Banksy

Scott M. Haskins, Art Conservator (center) positions redwood slats of removed Banksy mural as he consults with Paul Schurch, Master Woodworker on a plan for mounting the mural to an aluminum honeycomb panel.



18 Responses to Removed Banksy Mural Restored and…?

  1. Oz Byrd says:

    Graffiti art seems a lot like tagging… and therefore vandalism

    • Scott M. Haskins says:

      That’s an ongoing discussion. Last year at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA they had an exhibition on street art that failed to educate and differentiate between graffiti and street art. I saw the exhibition as a failure, educationally.

  2. Dornan Kiel says:

    In my country we have not so much problems with graffiti. But it seem a cool thing to have interesting art on walls in public.

  3. Fay Cairns says:

    Cudos on getting this work. Its cool to be able to follow this project on this blog.

  4. Jerry Barrientos says:

    So, what happened to the side of the building where the redwood slats we cut off! That seems like a big deal to repair. Is this “art” really worth it?

    • Scott M. Haskins says:

      I’m not sure what the arrangements were for the repair of the building. I suspect that Brian Greif agreed to repair the building flawlessly and that it was done immediately. But the artist is internationally known and the artwork was (is) valued well into the 7 figures.

  5. Z Scardina says:

    I saw your article in the SF Chronicle. Good coverage. Congrats!

  6. Miller Sersen says:

    I also saw your article in the paper. Great article.

  7. Nelson Hagaman says:

    Way to get the word out. I saw this in the SF Chronicle. What great overage.

  8. Opi Candill says:

    Is this the same art conservation person that I saw the other evening on the Kardasians?!

  9. Lucile O'Flaherty says:

    I saw your name, Mr. Haskins in the OC Register. You guys are making the news lately!

    • Scott M. Haskins says:

      Yes, you are right! We’ve been in the news a lot lately. Our OC article was about the art conservation work of the huge Spanish Colonial main painting in the main chapel of the Mission San Juan Capistrano.

  10. Emerson Parks says:

    Street art is so cool and I love how it takes are to the public. Thanks for being a part of the solution of preserving it.

  11. Shela Farrar says:

    Banksy is my favorite contemporary artist and its so cool to see his art preserved and restored.

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