We are pleased to announce that a video on the conservation treatment of “Whaam!”, the 1963 masterpiece by Roy Lichtenstein, is now online. This contribution was specifically realised for the arrival on display of the painting in the Lichtenstein’s show at Tate Liverpool, which had opened in September last year.
The materials used to create the painting are challenging for conservators, as they don't react well to traditional cleaning methods. At last, a ground-breaking treatment broadly based on nanotechnology has allowed us to clean the work in a safe and controlled way, for the very first time in the painting's history. The treatment has been made possible thanks to a new gel created by CSGI, leader team of the NANORESTART Consortium.
Read the complete post published on Tate’s website.
View the video on Tate’s YouTube channel.