Tate Video Shows How They Restored A Vandalized Rothko

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Filmed over 18 months, the this new video Tate is the story behind the restoration of Mark Rothko's 'Black on Maroon'. Mark Rothko's 'Black on Maroon' 1958 goes back on public view at Tate Modern on 13 May 2014, following 18 months of intensive work by the Conservation team and colleagues across Tate. The painting, one of the iconic Seagram murals which Rothko donated to Tate in 1970, was vandalised with graffiti ink in October 2012...

Stephen Colbert Says It Right: Developments on the Spanish Art Restoration Story

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Not too long ago, the absurd news story about an uncommissioned fresco restoration gone wrong at  the church of Santuario de Misericordia in Spain went viral.The tragic yet hilarious refurbished image of Christ was more than enough to produce a laugh, and shortly after the incident, the church has become somewhat of a tourist destination as the magnificently horrific painting has attracted many onlookers.

"Jesus! What Did You Do?": A Tale of Art Restoration Failure

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.

Maurice Sendak's 1961 The Chertoff Mural Gets Preserved, Restored

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 08, 2011
The Rosenbach Museum and Library was given a nice gift, and an assignment: Take Maurice Sendak's Chertoff mural, once housed in Lionel and Roslyn Chertoff's Upper West Side apartment, and perform a unique conservation and preservation task on what most believe to be the only Sendak mural in existence. More information after the jump . . .