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Any artists have someone that they trust to do this. I have 3 paintings done by my great great uncle in 1885 that my mother had hired someone to clean  and re-varnish. Not well done and the portrait of his grandmother was re-stretched and is wavy. For one thing can the shine be taken off the varnish without causing damage and of course properly stretch his grandmother's portrait?

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Here is another company in Guadalajara, Ars Fabrefactus, which seems to offer the quality of work you require

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Art-Restoration-Service/Ars-Fabrefactus-546220782496997/

There is another big team in CDMX, who was doing a large restoration in the Cabanas de Hospicio in Guadalajara. I don't if they are finished yet, or possibly picked up some more projects there. You would have to do a search of the Reporter to find them.

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19 minutes ago, Upfront said:

the number of people on this bored who have had work like that done is gonna be pretty sparse. enrique is a very open guy so just call him and askfor a reference or something.

There is at least 1 artist on this board and some people that have or have had galleries as well as perhaps some that have had similar work done. Those are preferable references to those given by a person who may want to do the work. I am not capable to do painting restoration but this is not my first rodeo in a similar vein. I restore antiques and folk art so hence why I request references first. I may call him for "or something''.

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47 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

There is at least 1 artist on this board and some people that have or have had galleries as well as perhaps some that have had similar work done.

Yes, Artsnob - artist and gallery owner - who has already answered your question.

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So if you smart persons were looking for a mechanic to fix your car,you would go to a mechanic first and ask them for references as to whether he is good or not?   Nobody has  given any detail to answer my question,just a person's name who may or may not be capable of what I ask. Upfront is probably correct about me wasting my time asking on this bored. I am not looking for an artist,I am looking for a restoration specialist that some  people have used for exactly what I have requested and I would also like to know if there is someone that can restore an early 20th century lithograph with foxing damage. Why do all of you bother posting on here if you can't answer a simple question? Artsnob didn't answer the question either.

 

 

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I have known Pedro a long time, but maybe not that well. I imagine this is something on his bucket list, to restore family heirlooms. I know, and respect the technique that you are talking about, but in this case it would mean some other family member pocketing the costs of conservation, not what he wants. He is also asking about paper document repair, something else the Guadalajara conservatores can provide.

What he needs is a bilingual translator who can help him through the procedures without any misunderstandings. The costs in Mexico would be at least 1/2 of those in Canada or the USA.

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Enrique Velazquez is fluent in English, so I'd advise going to him for this.  His gallery has regular hours.  If he doesn't do this kind of work himself, he would probably know who to contact.  I don't think that having a color copy of the painting is Pedro's goal.

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13 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

I have known Pedro a long time, but maybe not that well. I imagine this is something on his bucket list, to restore family heirlooms. I know, and respect the technique that you are talking about, but in this case it would mean some other family member pocketing the costs of conservation, not what he wants. He is also asking about paper document repair, something else the Guadalajara conservatores can provide.

What he needs is a bilingual translator who can help him through the procedures without any misunderstandings. The costs in Mexico would be at least 1/2 of those in Canada or the USA.

The paintings are in my home here now because I inherited them after my mother died last year and I  am responsible for the costs. I am trying to support someone local as I have supported the arts here as I posted before and I  don't need a translator but I  have the knowledge to judge someones skill in doing so. Yes you don't know me that well at all. These paintings have been enjoyed by me all my life and I  am upset by what someone did to them but know it can be rectified. I  may even try to do it myself but right now i don't know what varnish was used on them. The proper stretching of my ancestor's portrait I  know I am not capable of doing.

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Here's my brother and I  at home in 1948,Czechoslovakia, in the room with some of the paintings just before we came to Canada I have the landscape showing the mountain above where we lived too. which I cleaned using a technique an artist friend suggested I use.

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8 hours ago, happyjillin said:

Here's my brother and I  at home in 1948,Czechoslovakia, in the room with some of the paintings just before we came to Canada I have the landscape showing the mountain above where we lived too. which I cleaned using a technique an artist friend suggested I use.

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My father gave the cabinet to my mother as an engagement present in 1943.

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Maestro Miguel Mora lives in Chapala and has done many restorations of art for the museums in Mexico City.  He has many years of experience and if anyone local could help you I bet it would be him.  He is the artist who recently supervised the touchup of the big mural on the carretara near Chapala and also painted the art inside the dome at the end of the Chapala malecon.

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2 minutes ago, gimpychimp said:

Maestro Miguel Mora lives in Chapala and has done many restorations of art for the museums in Mexico City.  He has many years of experience and if anyone local could help you I bet it would be him.  He is the artist who recently supervised the touchup of the big mural on the carretara near Chapala and also painted the art inside the dome at the end of the Chapala malecon.

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Have you had occasion to use him?

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33 minutes ago, gimpychimp said:

He painted a large painting for us when we moved here in 2006, and it was at that time he told us of his work for the museums. I have not had restoration done.

Doesn't appear to have the expertise that I'm looking for but thanks.

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