What happens when an artwork needs a new coat of paint? “Brushstrokes” by Roy Lichtenstein is an outdoor painted sculpture that recently underwent a large, public-facing treatment. After being lifted out of the ground and bolted to a cement surface, “Brushstrokes” was surrounded by scaffolding and repainted. On this episode of the Podcast, PAM’s Conservator, Samantha Springer, details the decisions made during this process.
Featured in this episode
Samantha Springer, Portland Art Museum Conservator
Don Urquhart, Portland Art Museum Director of Collections and Exhibitions
Julie Wolfe, Getty Museum Conservator
Rachel Rivenc, Getty Research Institute Head of Conservation and Preservation
Paul Amaral, Metal Fabricator
Mentioned in this episode
Glossary of terms
High Solids Polyurethane: A two-component, aliphatic, acrylic polyurethane resin coating. It is designed for high performance protection with outstanding exterior gloss and color retention.
This episode was produced by Jon Richardson with assistance from Emma Ganger-Spivak. Music courtesy of Mark Orton.