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When Will they ever Learn? Goya, Dali damaged

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Larry Peterson, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Where's the acrylic? Needless damage caused by glass in frame breaking.

    The damaged artworks, according to TASS, include a Francisco Goya etching from the Los Caprichos series and Salvador Dali's interpretation of it. Goya's work was also part of the gallery owner's private collection.

    "Goya's work had its frame and glass broken," a center employee told TASS. "As far as Dali's artwork is concerned, apart from shattered frame and protective glass, it also suffered damage to the picture itself."


    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/03/europe/russian-women-damage-artwork/index.html
     
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  2. JFeig

    JFeig SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    It looks like the top-heavy temporary wall was not properly secured to the building.
     
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  3. cjmst3k

    cjmst3k SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I have freestanding walls in my gallery. They are either L shaped (two walls on a 90 degree angle) where they simply can't fall unless very intentionally trying to push them over, or the couple of free-standing ones have a base which is flat along the ground, and extend about 5" in front and behind along the floor. I've never had even those come close to falling.

    What they had there was just a monolith wall, and without any wider base nor securing it was bound to fall at some point.


     
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