Artcare has been involved in many large scale and mural projects over the years. Our dedicated team of conservators lead by Rustin Levenson have had the honor of working with Dali Museum, University of Florida, Elling Eide Foundation, as well as murals through out the New York Metropolitan area. Below are a few examples of our large scale projects from over the years.
Elling O. Foundation Persian Mural
This vast and ornate painting has been through a number of conservation campaigns since it was painted, in what is thought to be the middle of the nineteenth century. In 2014 ArtCare completed its final treatment and installed it into its new home at the Elling O. Eide Foundation Library in Sarasota, FL.
Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL
In 2011 Artcare spearheaded a massive conservation project for the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fl. Restoring his large scale master works. Watch the video below for more details.
Hollis Holbrook Mural
This splendid mural, sited at the University of Florida, in the Smathers Library Grand Reading Room, has inspired students and researchers for sixty years. The design is carried out in the artist’s specially fabricated egg tempera on several layers of sanded gesso.
OTHER LARGE SCALE PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Mankind’s Struggle for a Lasting Peace by Jose Vela Zanetti at the United Nations Security Council chambers hallway. Documented condition of unmovable mural prior to undergoing protection during asbestos abatement and renovation. Developed protection system in collaboration with Artex Fine Art Services. Completed 2013.
Keith Haring mural at LGBT Center. Mural on four walls of men’s bathroom painted in 1989, titled Once Upon A Time… Treatment included removal of surface grime, consolidation of lifting paint and replication of missing background paint along top edge. Completed October 2011.
New York City Center, Grand Tier Lobby Ceiling and Wall Paintings by unknown decorative painters. During a major facilities renovation of the theater, decorative paintings dating to the building’s original use as a Shriners Temple were conserved and missing areas of design were replicated. Wall paintings, depicting desert scenes, were consolidated, cleaned, re-varnished, filled, and inpainted. Completed September 2011.
Librarian’s Office Ceiling, Morgan Library & Museum by James Wall Finn, New York, New York
La Grand Jatte in Harlem: Homage to Georges Seurat, outdoor mural by Eva Cockcroft, New York, New York
Graffiti Mural by artists such as Fab 5 Freddie, Futura 2000, and Nesto, New York, New York
Beacon Theater murals by Valdemar Kjoldgaard, New York, New York
Old King Cole by Maxfield Parrish, St. Regis Hotel, New York, New York
Panorama of Military History by Thomas Loftin Johnson, West Point, New York
La Caravelle murals by Jean Pagès (a student of Raoul Dufy), New York, New York
La Côte Basque murals by Bernard Lamotte, New York, New York
Church of the Holy Cross, 19th and 20th Century altarpiece paintings and chapel murals surveyed, New York, New York
Rip Van Winkle Murals by Aldo Lazzarini, Downtown Athletic Club, New York, New York
Millennium Hilton Hotel Lobby Mural by Robert Natkin, New York, New York
Woman’s Club of White Plains, dining room murals in the C. P. Rich House attributed to 18th century painter, Vernet, White Plains, New York
Grey Towers National Historic Site Wall Paintings, decorative dado and wall paintings, Milford, Pennsylvania
Empire (Eltinge) Theatre Mural by Arthur Brounet, New York, New York
Tiffany Chapel by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Morse Museum, Winter Park, Florida
The Marranos by Moiseii L’vovich Maimon, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New York
Scenes from Children’s Stories by Willy Pogany, Heckscher Theatre, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
The History of Mankind in Terms of Physical and Mental Labor by Maxwell Starr, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York
Painted Sukkah Decoration by Arieh Steinberger, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, New York
Abstraction by Bruce Gregory, Public School 34, New York, New York
Battles of the Civil War by W. Dean Fausett, General Grant’s National Monument, New York, New York
Magic in Medicine and Modern Medicine by Charles Alston, Women’s Pavilion of Harlem Hospital, New York, New York
Scenes of New York Harbor by Reginald Marsh and ceiling and wall murals by Elmer Garnsey, Old Custom House, (now Museum of the American Indian), New York, New York
Evolution of Music by Lucienne Bloch, George Washington High School, New York, New York
Studio Floor at the Pollock Krasner Home and Studio, Springs, New York