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.Read More
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...Read More