Collectors who learned through news reports that a painting owned by Steve Wynn was damaged before it was to be auctioned at Christie’s evening sale of impressionist and modern art on Tuesday likely took in a collective gasp. The painting, Pablo Picasso’s 1943 self-portrait, Le Marin (The Sailor), was examined after the accident by outside conservators who “have made recommendations for the successful restoration of the painting,” Christie’s said in a May 13 statement. Read full article
“The Domes of the Yosemite,” the largest existing painting by Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), makes its post-conservation debut at the Morse Museum through a special loan from the St Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. In this video, Oliver Watkiss, our Senior Conservator, explains how Bierstadt’s 1867 masterpiece was painstakingly restored to its original splendor. The monumental painting has not been seen outside the Athenaeum since its installation there in 1873. ⠀
A lovely evening with our collaborators and clients at Artcare Conservation holiday event at The Vagabond Hotel. We are all very blessed to have such a great friendship with our colleagues and collectors. Looking forward to another wonderful year!
Rustin had the opportunity today to visit the Brooklyn Museum and study Albert Bierstadt’s “Storm over Mount Rosalie”. It was so interesting to compare it to the “Domes of Yosemite” that we are treating in Miami. There were many similar details were evident. The paintings were done a year apart, 1866 and 1867, probably from the same sketches, watercolors, and photographs from his recent western trip.