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The Fixers: Restoration by Heart treats damaged art on paper tenderly

August 24, 2010 |  7:02 am
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Art restorer Gustavo Perez of Restoration by Heart works on 200-year-old paintings like the one pictured above, Roy Lichtenstein's pop art pieces, even concert posters. Interestingly, he says Andy Warhol's fluorescent-colored works present his biggest challenge.

Restoration_2 "When you restore something painted in fluorescents, you have to change it," he says. The paints are so reflective that adding anything on top of the color automatically darkens it. His collection of Warhol colors may be larger than the artist's was.

Ariel Swartley's article has a lot more about Perez, his Temecula workshop and the art of restoring works on paper.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photos: Gustavo Perez works to bring painting back to its original condition in the Restoration By Heart Studio in Temecula, where he works on a variety of projects. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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