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Is your art smoking?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:43 -- Jill Pratzon

Smoke Stained Walls

A client recently brought me this amazing photograph (above); he had visited a friend who was taking his art collection off the walls. The collector smoked cigarettes for many years, and that was evident from the empty walls. Nicotine residue, being inherently sticky, stays on objects long after the cigarette is extinguished. If the smoker has paintings, the paintings have a habit, too.