Getty Conservation Institute Works to Unlock Classic Pollack

August 13th, 2013

Alan Phenix at the Getty Conservation Institute, via Wall Street JournalThe Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles is nearing completion on a yearlong restoration of Jackson Pollack’s Mural.  Using new technologies and approaches on the $140 million work, the work has been analyzed by a series of noninvasive x-rays and other approaches to determine not only the original composition of the work, but also other efforts in doctoring or restoring the work in the past.  “From the chemical composition and buildup of paints, we are unlocking evidence of Pollock’s creative process, his choice of materials, and any alterations through time,” says conservation analyst Alan Phenix.

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