The Restoration of Elvis

A velvet Elvis came in attached to a metal sign with several non-archival types of tape. At one point it had been cropped, which made several tears and cuts, as well as folded Elvis’ arm from view. The velvet itself had deteriorated and was in need of cleaning. Once it was removed from the metal sign, we worked from the reverse side to repair the breaks, cuts, and weak areas. It was then mounted onto a black mount and in-painting was carried out where necessary. The restoration was completed by placing Elvis in a new, custom frame with black rails and gilded, sgraffito corners.

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