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Art Restoration Miracles and Disasters




 Restoration of art is not a trend, but recent fails within the field have turned it a rage. We've all seen it.



 There are several memes that discuss Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields disastrous attempts at restoring historical (often religious) art works -for instance, Ecce Homo & Immaculate Conception being two of the most well-known.



 Spain's decision to reform its art restoration laws in 2020 was widely reported. But, there have been some other truly mind-boggling stories



 Artwork that has been severely damaged,  Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fieldsand art restorations that fail horribly (and often hilariously) wrong.



 Did you see the one about Christo's pieces that were not wrapped in customs? True story. Or that time when Steve, a Las Vegas casino operator and billionaire was Steve



 Wynn accidentally smashed his elbow in the  Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Picasso valued at more than $130 million. Or, the "starving artist" who consumed the banana that was that was duct taped to the wall (also known



 as Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan) at Art Basel Miami in 2019? This one was a little different. The gallery that exhibited the work had an extremely happy conclusion.



 Emmanuel Perrotin, ultimately declined to  Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields press charges against the artist who said he did the act due to being "hungry" and became an instant internet



 sensation.



 Who is scared of art restoration?


 The fantastic podcast 99.9% invisible has a  Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields delightfully hilarious episode titled "The many Deaths of a Painting", about the artwork who's fear of



 American postwar artist Barnett Newman painted Red, Yellow, Blue III. The work is a minimalist composition which uses just three primary colours -- however, they are not the only colours.



 Mostly red -- This is what irritated people  Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields who visited the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, which acquired the work in the year 1969. Many recounted how they became



 Physically ill or irritable at the mention of it.




 Gerard Jan van Bladeren, an artist who was struggling at the age of 30 years old, attacked the painting while it was on display in the 1980's. He employed an axe to cut the artwork.



 The center of the canvas. According to reports Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields Fix Fields the "slashes when added together were more than fifty feet long." However, this is only the beginning.



 This is the start of the story.



 The museum took four years restoring the structure. It ultimately cost them over $1 million. The museum was later the subject of an extensive defamation lawsuit in the



 Daniel Goldreyer is the conservator of work. Goldreyer was originally hired by Stedelijk and Stedelijk, was confident that he could fix the work "within 98%."



 accuracy." However, when the painting was revealed post-restoration, it seemed to be different in some way -- the paint appeared flatter, more opaque and



 Without the "shimmering qualities to the red, which gave the attack a sense of depth",



 The Stedelijk carried out a forensic examination of the painting. They were informed that the restorer employed a paint roller to cover the surface.



 entire surface of the canvas was painted matte, a claim he vehemently rejected. It was evidently different but it still had the same characteristics.


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