Restoring an Enoch Bolles painting for Roman Coppola

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:06 -- Jill Pratzon


Jill Pratzon, Roman Coppola and Enoch Bolles' painting mid-restoration

Avid collector and director, screenwriter and producer Roman Coppola asked me to restore this painting by the iconic pin-up artist Enoch Bolles (1883-1976).

While examining the art and comparing it to the published version, Roman and I discovered that under thick, yellow overpaint, a whole different painting was hiding...

Formed by Jill Pratzon in 1990, Pratzon Art Restoration is dedicated to restoring the beauty and the value of original illustration art and fine art. We specialize in the care and repair of paintings on canvas and board.

Photo: Jill Pratzon consolidating flaking paint on an Abstract Impressionist canvas 

The distinction between illustration and fine art can be extremely malleable. Although there are some condition problems that are unique to illustration - like an art director's notes scribbled directly on the painting in ball point ink, or perhaps a printer's registration marks glued down with rubber cement - from the restorer's point of view, it's simply art in need. If it's paint on a surface, we treat it.

From A to Z, here is a constantly growing list of illustrators whose work restored at PAR... (click on the title above)