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The Chemistry of Cleaning Defaced Modern Art


Restoring works of art isn’t exactly like restoring Vigo in Ghostbusters II. For one thing, the challenges can be great even on restoring works less than 100 years old. In this fantastic and brief video, chemist Sophia Cai describes how Dow Chemical worked with Tate Museum art restoration and conservation experts to return Mark Rothko’s [...]

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How Plagiarized Art Sells for Millions


Every now and again the stitching between fine art and technology looks a little more naked and pisses people off. So let’s scratch the scab and look at why. Yesterday one of my favorite cultural bloggers, Charlie Jane Anders posted this on io9: The story discusses the fine art paintings of Glenn Brown which are [...]

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