Andy Warhol’s Liz Taylor Behind Museum Glass

Iconic Liz Taylor by Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) is a silk screen print. This type of artwork is known for being difficult to treat acids stains, as the typical treatment is a chemistry submersion, but that would cause the inks to move. Therefore we used a cotton blotter, and gently applied chemistries to the reverse.

A break in the paper on the edge was addressed by introducing new material of a similar composition, and the ripples from the excessive manner in which its was hinged, were taken care of by flattening. The print was then re-fit in its frame with a strainer to improve structural strength, and the glass was upgraded to museum glass, which is known for its see-through quality.

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