Check out this article The Once and Future Met published in The New York Times Magazine on July 8, 1979. Pictured in the image is Rustin Levenson, Senior Conservator and President of Art Care Miami, working on a large altar piece that belongs to the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Preserving artwork is an unending job for conservators. Today, Rustin Levenson continues to conserve and restore artwork along with her teams of professionals in Miami and New York.
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Rustin Levenson does a guest lecture at La Venaria Reale, a conservation center in Italy. She demonstrates painting surface cleaning on a Jackson Pollock piece. Using mild cleaning chemicals and gentle strokes, a substantial layer of dust has been removed revealing brighter painting surface.
You can read more about La Venaria Reale here: http://www.lavenaria.it/web/en/esplora/il-sistema-territoriale/centro-conservazione-e-restauro.html
The conservators at Art Care Miami continue their quest to find the best way to conserve the graffiti artwork found in the old Miami Stadium Downtown.
At the time Belkin's mural was listed as one of the most endangered public murals in the country, and there was hope that it could be conserved.
The other two images were taken by Rustin Levenson last week and show further deterioration of the painting. The wall the mural is on was originally an interior wall, before the adjacent building was torn down. It has not stood up well to the rigors of Manhattan summers and winters. At this time it appears that the repair of the wall will involve the destruction of the remainder of the mural. A replication is being planned.
Yeonjoo Kim has been devising ingenious ways to gently humidify small local areas in paintings in the New York studio. Using her daughter's toys or parts of plastic cups and a little thread, she supports lightly dampened blotters, covers them with mylar, and leaves them on the painting for the appropriate amount of time.
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