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Subject: Amelia Pelaez

Amelia Pelaez

From: Hilda Abreu Utermohlen <hilda<-a>
Date: Friday, December 9, 2005
I am working on a painting on canvas by Cuban artist Amelia Pelaez
rom 1946. The surface has a black coating overall, which is readily
soluble in white spirits, revealing the bright colors of the paint
layer underneath. The surface does not appear to be varnished. I
would be interested to know whether anyone has encountered this type
of coating in works by the artist, or by other Cuban works of this
time, applied either as part of the artist's technique, or as a
later application.

Hilda Abreu Utermohlen
Chief Conservator
Francisco Caamano esq Mexico
Ens. Ivan Guzman, Engombe
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+736 809 537 3300
Fax: +736 809 537 2580

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:30
                Distributed: Thursday, December 15, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-30-019
Received on Friday, 9 December, 2005

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