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Subject: Warhol


From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Monday, April 24, 2000
Borge Igor Brandt <bibrandt [at] post__cybercity__dk> writes

>Iris Winkelmeyer <i.winkelmeyer [at] abk-stuttgart__de>
>>We have investigated a series of Warhol paintings in German
>>collections to find out more about the original framing, since a lot
>>of the work has been reframed and put on new stretchers. We would
>>like to find out how Warhol wanted his works to be presented. The
>>only original piece we found was stapled on the backside and there
>>were no indications of any decorative frames...
>A little observation:
>Well in the Louisiana Museum (Denmark, humlebaek) There is now an
>exhibition "Warhol and his world" with a little painting of Mao
>(1973) Kat. nr. 31. This painting is stapled  on the side of the
>stretcher. Several of the staples have original paint on the top, so
>this one is on the original stretcher and have been stapled this
>way. And no frame.

I can verify Mr. Brandt's comments.  I cleaned a Warhol painting in
the late 1970s which had been stapled to the stretchers and had
paint over them in at least one area.

Niccolo Caldararo
Director and Chief Conservator
Conservation Art Service

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Received on Monday, 24 April, 2000

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