Clyfford Still, 1946
Clyfford Still, painting treatment

Before Treatment

Clyfford Still, painting treatment

After Treatment

Treatment Detail:

Removed fatty acid exudates from the surface of the painting. Fatty acid exudates are common on many of Still’s surfaces, and are inherent to the artist’s technique and nature of his hand-mixed paints.

 

•Researched artist’s painting practices, and paint formulations, and spoke with other conservators regarding removal of exudates.

•Tested methods and solvent mixtures in small test areas.

•Treated the painting successfully, removing the surface deposits.

•Provided the client with examination and treatment reports, as well as before, during and after treatment photography.

Clyfford Still, painting treatment

Detail Before

Clyfford Still, painting treatment

Detail Before

Clyfford Still, painting treatment

Detail After

Clyfford Still, painting treatment

Detail After