Deputy Mayor Protests at Botched Restoration

October 18 2023

Image of Deputy Mayor Protests at Botched Restoration


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Italy that the Deputy Mayor of The Municipality of Cortona (Arezzo) Francesco Attesti has written an open letter condemning the 'creative' and 'arbitrary' restoration of a painting attributed to Bartolomeo della Gatta (1448-1502) (before restoration - on the left). The work is currently on loan to the Fred Jones Museum in Oklahoma for an exhibition entitled the Treasures of Tuscany: Renaissance in Arezzo, and appears to have been 'restored' in Italy in anticipation of its loan to the American museum. The article above explains that the Mayor has called for a investigation as to whether the conservation work may constitute financial damage.

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