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Poking the Warhol Dragon

The name of this post comes from a conversation with John about  a very interesting Warhol print on a paper bag. In order to flatten the bag we were going to need to take it apart. So, as John and I were talking about how he was going to accomplish this, the possibility of having to completely wet the piece on the capillary table came up. John's very visceral response to that was, "Let's not poke that dragon in the face unless we have to." While we did not end up having to wash that particular piece, as it turns out we finally got a Warhol piece that we did wash. The print in question is one of five unique  screen prints of John Gotti done by Warhol in 1986. They were on display at the Revolver Gallery in Beverly Hills, which was the largest private collection of Warhol art works. John Gotti was one of the most infamous faces of the mafia and Warhol created these images while he was standing trial. Revolver Gallery writes, "John “Teflon Don” Gotti

Mission Restore Kellogg's Spockbox

S pace may be the final frontier , but restoration revives the charm of the withering treasures of our world. Whether you are a Star Trek fan, or purely interested in the process of restoration, today's blog post is sure to be a galactic adventure. Join us on MISSION RESTORE SPOCKBOX! As you can see in the image above, this rare 1970's Star Trek cereal box has endured substantial damage. With blistering edges, surface damage, and a missing top portion, this box is very fragile. As the half-human, half-Vulcan, Spock once said, "Change is the essential process of all existence." Our job at Poster Mountain however, is to restore this artifact to its original condition, ensuring it can be preserved and appreciated for years to come. Before reconstructing the missing pieces, we need to take the box apart. Carefully, it is deconstructed to a flat surface. At this point, we reinforce the areas that are flimsy or torn using wheat paste and strong archival tissue. (You