Sunday, February 3, 2019

"now that the rich are increasingly bringing their art collections on board their yachts it’s vital that captains and crew know how to care for these pieces"

Guardian:

Pandora Mather-Lees, an Oxford-educated art historian and conservator, started giving lessons after a billionaire asked for help to restore a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting damaged not by sea spray, but by breakfast cereal. “His kids had thrown their cornflakes at it over breakfast on his yacht because they thought it was scary, . . . And the crew had made the damage worse by wiping them off the painting.”

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one client asked how to display a Rothko that was too tall for a yacht’s grand saloon. “We turned the piece by 90 degrees,”