Tag Archives: Conservation-restoration

How are Paintings Cleaned? – the Discovery Process and “Unknown Factor”

Do you have a painting that needs cleaning? Are you interested to know how decades (or centuries) old paintings are cleaned? This article is for you. One of the questions I am asked the most as an art conservator is, … Continue reading

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What to Do with Inherited Collections: Preserving Las Vegas

Do you care about your family history? This article is for you. Inheriting a collection of photos, papers, books, and letters following the passing of a relative can pose both sentimental and logistical challenges. The question arises: What to do … Continue reading

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Update Historic Paintings of California Missions by Edwin Deakin in the Santa Barbara Mission Archives and Library

Art conservation treatments are in the process. An update is posted after the newspaper article below… The restoration of 22 gorgeous high quality historic paintings of the California Missions by Edwin Deakin in the Santa Barbara Mission Archives and Library … Continue reading

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Ripped Painting’s Damage Evaluation and Repair Proposal -Good info for art collectors and fine art insurance adjusters-

You will find it interesting… and USEFUL… to read over an evaluation I wrote for a claim on a damaged painting. Some details and names have been eliminated of course. The other day, I inspected a painting to evaluate the … Continue reading

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Art restoration, fix a painting, painting conservation – Orange County – Laguna Beach – Newport Beach – Santa Ana

Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa are places I go often to meet with clients who collect paintings. I also meet with people in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Tustin, Santa Ana. Some of the clients are private collectors and others … Continue reading

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Taggers of Mural Of Jim Morphesis Monument Put On Notice!

While sitting in my booth at the LA Art Show I looked up and noticed a man young man in his late 20’s in a fashion challenged suit and tie staring at my wide screen monitor of the many photos … Continue reading

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Graffiti Removal AGAIN From Morphesis by Twitchell under Grant Ave. Overpass in LA

This is one of the “monikers” that we got tagged with last weekend, the day after we finished the removal of the huge tag of the bottom half of the mural. This graffiti covered about a 4′ x  10′ area. … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance of Public Art Mural- Catching Graffiti Vandals

This original blog post of graffiti removal and catching graffiti vandals with video cameras was written in 2011… 9 years ago. Now, with hind-sight being 20/20, I’ve added a few UPDATE comments at the end of this blog post. This … Continue reading

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Historical Street Art Mural – Strother Martin Mural by Kent Twitchell- Gets Tagged and…

About a month or 6 weeks ago, artist Kent Twitchell completed the restoration (repainting) of his 1971 mural that had been obliterated by graffiti. He called me to help him put a protective coating on it to give it a … Continue reading

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Removing Paint and Graffiti From Murals – Short Very Interesting Video

Fair Park Dallas, Texas by Carlo Ciampaglia and the 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals in Los Angeles by Kent Twitchell, Judy Baca and Alonzo Davis are featured in this super interesting short video on removing paint and graffiti from murals. At … Continue reading

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