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Archive for the ‘Poor Handling’ Category

Poor Storage May Result in Damaged Art! How to Save Your Art from Terrible Damage!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

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It is very important to use correct methods and techniques when moving and storing paintings or artwork. Larger scale artwork may be more difficult to transport or store than smaller pieces. In some cases, such as the one illustrated in this photo, poor transportation of a canvas can easily damage the artwork. This painting’s dimensions are 103×75 inches, not an easy canvas to move, and has several tears ranging anywhere from 3 to 5 inches in length.

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Poor Handling of Antiques May Result in Loss of Value

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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Hidden Flakes Can Be Dangerous When Cleaning.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

As you can see in the following photograph, this painting looks like it is in perfect conditions without any cracks or problems are odvious, however in the trees to the left, there are 6 or 8 very small flakes of paint that are coming off.

Hidden flakes can be dangerous when cleaning.

Hidden flakes can be dangerous when cleaning.

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Stay Away From Flaking Paint!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The most problems people face is to resist the temptation of touching an oil painting that is flaking. I have been amused to witness even the seasoned experienced collectors be rate themselves after they touch a flaking area and knock paint off.

 Damaged art work should be removed from display once it’s damaged due to people’s tempation of touching it.

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3 types of cracks of Fine Art that are directly related to stretcher bars.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

First photograph shows a cracking pattern caused by the painting touching the cross bar. This happens because the painting is loose and/or pressure is put on the front of the painting causing it to press against the cross bar, and/or could be the cross bar is not spaced far away enough from the painting.

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Mistreated Oil Painting Attains an Awful 8 In” Rip.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

 

Awful rip towards the middle of the painting.

Awful rip towards the middle of the painting.

Waves on shore by Robert Wood.

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Dents, Cracks and Rips of Gorgeous Oil Painting by Robert Wood A Result of Poor Handling

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Mistreated Breath Taking Work of Art.

Mistreated, Breath Taking Work of Art.

The following painting was brought into the lab because it had couple complications: It  contained several dents and tears towards the middle and in the lower right hand corner and it was also it was cracking badly.

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Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Preserving Memories

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

 

This lovely alabaster sculpture is a treasured heirloom from the owner’s mother. It was originally bought in the 1920’s in Florence, Italy and was passed down from mother to daughter.  Sadly, due to poor packing and inept storage, the center section broke into several pieces.  This greatly distressed the owner, as this heirloom was very precious to her.

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Trashed Russian Old Masterpiece Saved

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

This painting has a great story I’m sure you’ll find interesting, even in its abbreviated form:

Painted in 1903, a Russian artist from St. Petersburg sent this painting to America to be exhibited in 1904 at the St. Louis International Exhibition to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase. An art dealer gathered paintings from his country’s best artists to expose their artwork to American buyers but once the paintings were in the United States complications arose. The paintings were shown but the dealer refused to past the custom’s duties. So, after the expo, the paintings were held in limbo for a number of years until they were auctioned off, by Presidential decree. This painting ended up at the De Young Museum, then the Oakland Museum of Art and then to several high end collectors, until it landed unceremoniously buried in stuff in a warehouse sometime in the 1960’s we assume.

Recently, the painting was unceremoniously designated to be discarded until a sharp-eyed collector saved it from the dumpster. What probably happened was that after a small rip had been repaired poorly, then another, and another… finally, the damage and the dirty surface made it fit for “long term storage” where it was forgotten… until someone started to clear things out.

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Art Treasure Found In The Trash

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Consult Professional Conservation Services Before Getting Rid of Art

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