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Conservation in the Digital Age

A picture with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Conservator of Media Arts.

Media Conservator Dan Finn talking about Jenny Holzer’s For SAAM. Dan is holding a segmented LED-light strand used to treat the time-based media artwork.

I recently attended a Conservation Gallery Talk by Media Conservator, Dan Finn, on the challenges of conserving Jenny’s Holzer’s For SAAM, a 29-foot column that projects animated phrases onto the cylinder using LED lights. These are lit at varying speeds, giving the messages the illusion of movement. If you’re able to read fast enough to catch each word as it goes by, you’d see that the statements are assertive, such as „Abuse of power comes as no surprise“ and „Money creates taste.“ The provocative texts come from some of Holzer’s best-known works.

Art collectors talk about the first piece in their collection

The Brenda and Arthur Magazu Figurative Art Collection

Last night Brenda and I were reminiscing about great figurative artists we passed on 35 years ago, I lamented in particular that I never got anything by Steve Hanks back then because I was too afraid to show it to her. At the time Hanks was relatively an unknown artist and very affordable. No internet in those days just the back of fancy magazine covers. Sadly he is now deceased and untouchable. Not a single original work is available on the secondary market. I told her she was to “buttoned up” to even look at his work back then.

Circa 1978 Arthur and Brenda

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