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Art Conservation Versus Restoration: What’s the Difference?

fragmentary colossal head of a youth at met photo by gail worley
Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth (Photo by Gail)

Many who pride themselves on being knowledgeable about art are missing important distinctions about the difference between art conservation and art restoration. While they are both concerned with improving the appearance of artwork, the processes vary greatly. Understanding these differences is important for art owners who are looking to restore or conserve their pieces. Read on to help yourself differentiate between art conservation and art restoration.

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How’s Your Summer Going?

Yesterday I made my first trip in years to Governors Island to check out the art galleries they have installed inside each room of the turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses that formerly were occupied by military families. Both the art and the houses themselves were mind blowing! Sponsored by NADA House (New Art Dealer’s Alliance) the exhibits end today (8/1) so if you’re interest in seeing them you need to make your plan now. Visit This Link for all the info! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @Worleygigdotcom to stay informed on all my rad goings-on around the town!

Plastic Flowers with Camera Shaped Blooms

Camera Flowers

These brightly colored Camera Flowers by designer Andre Feliciano were photographed by me through the window of an anonymous gallery at 111 Front Street, DUMBO Brooklyn. See more photos of this artist’s work at This Link!

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum

JPG Virgin Gowns
All Photos By Gail

If you’re a fan of costume and couture exhibits, and you thought that 2011’s Alexander McQueen exhibit, Savage Beauty (which dominated traffic at The Met for close to a year) was amazing, then your head will definitely explode when you see the Brooklyn Museum’s must-see extravaganza,The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. We arrived at the Brooklyn Museum not really knowing what to expect, and were so blown away by this expansive and wildly impressive exhibit that you can count on the 100 or so photographs I snapped during yesterday’s visit being spread out over several blog posts. Continue reading The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum