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Spain decided to update its laws on art restoration

 Art Restoration Disasters and Miracles




 Art restoration has never been a particularly trendy topic, but some recent failures were so dramatic in their nature that they instantly became a hit. We have all seen it.




 The memes of failed attempts to restore Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss historic (often religiously inspired) artworks -- Ecce Homo, Immaculate Conception being two of the most infamous examples




 Spain decided to update its laws on art restoration in 2020, which is well recognized. Other truly amazing tales have been reported.




 You will find artworks in a state of disrepair, Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss as well restorations of art that went horribly (and sometimes hilariously!) awry.




 Have you heard the story about Christo pieces being unwrapped in customs? True story. It was the time that Steve was one of the Las Vegas casino operator and billionaire was Steve




 Wynn accidentally ran his elbow through Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Picasso valued at more than $130 million? Or, the "starving artist" who ate the banana duct taped to the wall (also called




 as Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan) at Art Basel Miami in 2019? The previous one came to an unexpectedly positive conclusion as the gallery that featured the work was the one who chose to exhibit it.




 Emmanuel Perrotin declined to press Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss charges against Perrotin. Perrotin said he committed it because of "hunger" and was instantly a web-based star.




 sensation.




 Who's Afraid of Art Restoration?



 The fantastic podcast, 99% Invisible has a delightfully debaucherous episode entitled, "The Many Deaths of a Painting," about the artwork Who's Afraid of




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




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




 Physically ill, or angry at the mention of it.





 In the 1980's, when the painting was on Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss display, a struggling artist named Gerard Jan van Bladeren attacked it with a box-cutter, slashing the painting.




 center of the canvas. According to the reports, "When the slashes were added all up together, they measured more than fifty feet in length." However this is just the




 The beginning of the story. The restoration process was not as well-known as the vandalism that started it all.




 The entire restoration took 4 years. It cost more than $1 million.




 the conservator of the work, Daniel Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Goldreyer. Goldreyer was first employed by Stedelijk to repair the painting. He promised them that he could do it within 98%.




 Accuracy.




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




 The Stedelijk conducted forensically-based Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss Photon Discuss investigations into the painting and were told by the restorer that he had used a basic brush roller to paint it.




 The artist also stated that the entire canvas was covered in matte paint. This claim he strongly rejected. However, the painting appeared quite different.




 effect.


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