Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Preserving a Legendary Cincinnati Artist

by Conservation

7/16/2015

conservation , behind the scenes , Cincinnati , Cincinnati artists , Posted By: Sara Birkofer , paper conservation , works on paper , drawing , painting

The museum recently added art by Cincinnati artist Thom Shaw to its collection.  Among the new acquisitions is this undated study for Today I am No One, What about 2 Hours from Now, a drawing in pen and black ink and graphite pencil.  The paper conservator removed pressure sensitive tapes from the drawing in preparation for installation in an acid-free, rag mat.  The museum also acquired the large acrylic on canvas painting that relates to the drawing, bringing the collection to 32 prints, drawings, wood blocks and paintings by the prolific artist.

Image Credit: Thom E. Shaw (American, b.1947, d.2010), study for Today I am No One, What about 2 Hours from Now, 9 15/16 x 8 15/16 in. (25.3 x 22.7 cm), undated, pen and ink and graphite pencil on paper, (14/15.76.10) Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Donald P. Sowell Art Purchase Account