Modern, Contemporary Art Problems with Packing Materials


Chubb just brought me in to look at a high priced huge contemporary painting that has been in storage for many years. During that time, the packing materials have stuck to the surface due to storage conditions, the improper wrapping methods and the materials used in the construction of the artwork.

I went on location to look at the artwork with the owner and the Chubb Insurance claim adjuster and thought I was there to do tests and evaluate how much effort would be required to “fix” the problem. But when I got there, I was told I couldn’t touch anything. I wasn’t there to test and fix… I was there to testify and confirm about the extent of the damage.

So, I wrote up the desired reports for Chubb and we are waiting to hear if Chubb will want us to do the art conservation work. Another conservator was brought in from New York. I’m not sure why because she just confirmed what I said and didn’t want to tackle the difficult repair problems.

I travel far and wide to evaluate damage and give estimates for art conservation/restoration repairs. In fact, I will fly out within a 24 hour notice if you are in need. Call us at our office toll free 888 704 7757 or call me anytime on my mobile at 805 570 4140.

We’re working on our new website at www.fineartconservationlab.com. Also, see:

www.tipsforartcollectors.org

www.saveyourstuffblog.com

www.faclappraisal.com

About Scott Haskins

Scott M. Haskins has been a professional art conservator since 1975. He is also author of "How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster". He may be contacted at 805 564 3438
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