Thomas Locker Landscape and American Krasner Modernist Frame

This painting by Thomas Locker (1937-2012) suffered from surface contaminates, small tears and holes, a brittle canvas, areas in the paint film that had risen, and areas of paint loss.

To solidify the foundation the painting was placed on an aluminum panel. Treatments of hydration and consolidation then returned the lifted portions of paint film to their original plane. Holes and tears were mended and then in-painted to conceal them. Areas of paint loss were also in-painted. Due to the increased depth of the aluminum panel, a cradle was added to allow the painting to sit in its frame, which is a new custom and hand-carved frame in the American Krasner Modernist style. The frame has double panels and was double-gilded with white gold. An archival fit finished the restoration.

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