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RESTORATION EXPERIENCE

Owner and sole operator of The Restoration Lab 1986 - present

Sotheby’s chief restoration consultant for their historic collectible auctions 1991-1998

Restoration of all of the key Golden Age Comics including:

Marvel No. 1, 1938

Action No. 1, 1938  

Superman No. 1, 1939

Flash No. 1, 1940

Detective Comics, No. 27, 1939 

More Funs 52, 53 and 54  
All American Comics
Adventure Comics

Restoration of all of the key Silver Age Comics including:

Amazing Spiderman
Fantastic Four
The Incredible Hulk
Journey Into Mystery
X-Men
Showcase
Amazing Fantasy No. 15

Baseball card restoration:
Cleaning and pressing of major Topps and Bowman cards from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’’s.

Assistant to William Sarill, owner of The Restoration Lab 1981-1985

Restored comics and memorabilia such as postcards and original comic art.

Assistant to the chief paper conservator at The Museum of Modern Art, Paris 1980

Restored 36 original drawings by Picasso which were on view at his centennial retrospective in Munich, 1981

Restoration of other key 19th and 20th century artists.


EDUCATION

L'Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France. 1979-1981
Art History diploma with a specialization in Islamic Art and Architecture. 

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 1976 -1978
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French

University of MA, Amherst.  1974-1976 

Restoration work includes
- Dry, solvent and aqueous cleanings.
- Tape removal.
- Mending of tears.
- Missing piece replacement.
- Color inpainting.
- Deacidification of interior pages.
- Staple cleaning if necessary