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Seattle Art Museum restoring Pollock painting

November 28, 2012 • Entertainment


Nicholas Dorman, chief conservator for the Seattle Art Museum, motions toward an old x-ray of the art as he talks about his on-going restoration work of Jackson Pollock’s painting Sea Change during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the museum in Seattle. The celebrated piece, part of SAM’s permanent collection, was painted in 1947 and altered in 1970 with a coat of varnish. Dorman is several months into the restoration work, which is complicated by the uneven surface and multiple layers of media, including several types of paint and imbedded gravel. The restoration is sponsored by Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project, which enabled SAM staff and consulting experts to undertake a study of the original materials and evaluate the impact of materials used in conservation treatments. (AP Login to read more

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