- Retouching Monochrome Painted Metal Outdoor Sculptures: Tests for Claes Oldenburg’s Trowel
- Interim meeting of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art Working Group of ICOM-CC
- Book/source title
- Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture: Proceedings from the Interim Meeting of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art Working Group of ICOM-CC, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands, June 4-5, 2013
- Pages (from-to)
- The Getty Conservation Institute
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies (AHM)
This study aims to investigate the possibilities of retouching as a solution to addressing local damages on monochrome outdoor painted metal sculptures. Trowel by Claes Oldenburg was selected as a case study. Four paints were tested on application and manipulation of gloss and color, then artificially aged with an Atlas Ci5000 Xenon Weather-Ometer. Good results were obtained with Sikkens Redox PUR Finish Gloss, an industrial paint, which was modified with Deuteron KM-F6
(micronized polymethyl urea matting agent), and Sikkens Redox PUR Finish Mix colorant paste, applied with an airbrush. Additional testing in an outdoor environment is suggested to confirm the outcome.
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