Monday, August 22, 2011

Broken Hanging Wire Causes RIpped Painting and $4,300.00 Worth of Damage

Look at the back of the painting's rip
The reverse side of the painting with the rip, caused by the hanging wire breaking

The Laguna Arts Festival holds a lecture series ( and I was their visiting expert last week.  I spoke about general things to think about when protecting and saving collectibles, artwork etc. Well, yesterday, someone’s disaster walked through my front door. A valuable vintage painting’s wire broke and the oil painting on canvas hit the edge of a table and here’s what you get… a 6 inch x 18 inch “L” shapped rip and flaking paint. See the informative story with tips, link and videos at
  •  You do the math; be a good curator of your collection or mishaps like the one in the photo above are $4,300.00 to fix perfect.
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