Shockingly, this stunning piece was found flaking and dingy in the garbage! An inept attempt was made to “restore” it that involved an abundant application of wax to hold the painting together and a wipe with solvent to remove part of the dirt.
The Dumpster Diver who discovered the painting donated it to a collector who recognized that under the disaster of flaking paint, wax, and grime, there was a valuable vintage piece. Some research and careful examination yielded the title and date: “The Discussion” from 1929. This discovery prompted the collector to contact us for a closer examination and professional conservation treatment. (more…)