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CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

Sculpture Conservator Tom Podnar is mentioned in Carol Grissom’s talk “Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues”.  Tom is skilled at the traditional and difficult technique of lead-tin…

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CALDER RED

CALDER RED

The red of some Alexander Calder sculptures have, unfortunately, been repainted with some fanciful variations of red. When the original red color can not be known for certain from archival information, paint cross sections, or other forms of documentation, there is a fairly well documented history and preserved samples of the "Calder Red" color seen and accepted by the artist, specified by the Alexander Calder Foundation for decades, and used…

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A VISIT TO GEORGE RICKEY’S STUDIOS – KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BEGINS

A VISIT TO GEORGE RICKEY’S STUDIOS – KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BEGINS

In January 2011, Conservators Thomas Podnar and Robert Lodge were the guests of Philip Rickey, a sculptor, son of George Rickey and the executor of the artist's estate, at the artist's home and studios in East Chatham, New York.     The purpose of the three day visit was for the conservators to get familiar with the artist's technical files…

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