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Art restoration is not a trend However,

Art Restoration Disasters (and miracles!)



 Art restoration is not a trend However, recent failures within the field have turned it a rage. We've all seen it.



 There are several memes that discuss disastrous attempts at Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss restoring historical (often religious), works of artwork -for instance, Ecce Homo & Immaculate Conception being the most prominent.



 The Spanish decision to change its laws on art restoration in 2020 was widely reported. But there are still other amazing stories.



 Artwork that is extremely damaged, and art restorations that go horribly (and often hilariously) wrong.



 Did you know about the Christo pieces which were unwrapped  Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss by customs officials? True story. Or the Las Vegas casino owner, and billionaire Steve



 Wynn accidentally pushed his elbow through the Picasso valued at over $130million? Or the "starving artists" who consumed the banana-duct tape that was attached to his wall (also known).



 as Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan) at Art Basel Miami in 2019? The gallery that displayed the work had a happy ending.



 Emmanuel Perrotin eventually declined to press charges  Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss  against Perrotin. Perrotin claimed that he did it due to hunger and was a viral internet phenomenon.



 sensation.



 Who is afraid for the restoration of art?


 The delightful podcast 99% Invisible has a hilarious episode entitled "The numerous deaths of painting" and is about the artist Who's Afraid of



 American postwar artist Barnett Newman's Red, Yellow, Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Blue III. The painting is a minimalist composition that uses only three primary colours, however, they are not the only colours.



 Visitors at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum were so upset by the predominantly red work that they recounted their experience. The museum acquired the work in 1969.



 Physically sick and/or angry at the sight of it.




 Gerard Jan van Bladeren was an artist in struggle Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss  who, in 1980 attacked his painting using a box cutter.



 center of the canvas. According to the reports the "slashes when added together were more than fifty feet long." But this is only the beginning.



 This is the beginning of the story.



 The restoration process took four years. The final cost  Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss was for the museum more than $1 million.



 Daniel Goldreyer was the work's conservator. Goldreyer, who was originally employed by Stedelijk and Stedelijk, was confident that he could repair the painting "within 98%."



 Accuracy."



 It was without the "shimmering characteristic of red which  Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss gave it a depth feeling" before the attack.



 Short story about the Stedelijk had to have the painting forensically examined. The restorer informed the restoration expert that they had just used a basic roller to cover it.



 The artist also stated that the whole canvas was covered  Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss Chew Bliss with matte house paint. The claim was strongly denied. Yet, the painting looked noticeably different.