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Jan 4, 2019

Smithsonian Magazine: Basquiat Painting Has Hidden Black-Light Images

An art conservator found the arrows on an untitled 1981 work and believes there may be more “secret” imagery hidden away on other works

Smithsonian Magazine: Basquiat Painting Has Hidden Black-Light Images

Jan 2, 2019

Artnet: Basquiat Hid Secret Drawings in His Work Using Invisible UV Paint, a Conservator Has Discovered

"I've never seen anything like it," the conservator said. "He basically did a totally secret part of this painting."

Artnet: Basquiat Hid Secret Drawings in His Work Using Invisible UV Paint, a Conservator Has Discovered

Oct 4, 2022

Basquiat Conference on October 19, 2022

Hidden Images, Symbols, and Inscriptions: Viewing Basquiat's Works in a New Light

Basquiat Conference on October 19, 2022

Jul 18, 2022

UDaily: Experimenting with art, science

Conservators use innovative Basquiat techniques to engage K-12 students

UDaily: Experimenting with art, science

Dec 3, 2021

University of Delaware: Investigating Basquiat

UD almunae Kristin deGhetaldi, Emily MacDonald-Korth, and Christine Daulton are beginning to make useful discoveries about Basquiat's materials and techniques.

University of Delaware: Investigating Basquiat

Feb 23, 2019

International Institute for Conservation: Discovering the invisible art of Basquiat

Emily MacDonald-Korth, president and chief conservator-scientist at Longevity Art Preservation (based in Miami, Florida, USA) recently discovered previously hidden elements on an important Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. Through a Q&A with editor Sharra Grow, Emily tells News in Conservation readers the whole story.

International Institute for Conservation: Discovering the invisible art of Basquiat

Jan 2, 2019

Vice: An Art Examiner Discovered Secret Basquiat Drawings Using a Blacklight

A New York conservator discovered a new Basquiat painting with coded blacklight images.

Vice: An Art Examiner Discovered Secret Basquiat Drawings Using a Blacklight

Jun 9, 2017

The Atlantic: How Do You Conserve Art Made of Bologna, or Bubble Gum, or Soap?

As contemporary artists get more ambitious with their materials, conservators have to find creative ways to preserve the works.

The Atlantic: How Do You Conserve Art Made of Bologna, or Bubble Gum, or Soap?

Aug 21, 2016

Fake or Fortune? Portraits, Series 5, Episode 4

Art series with Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. The team investigate three portraits believed to be by Willem de Kooning, Philip Mercier and Adolph von Menzel.

Fake or Fortune? Portraits, Series 5, Episode 4

Jan 12, 2016

Fortune: Meet The Artist Who Paints the Stock Market

Artist Sarah Meyohas is a market mover—literally.

Fortune: Meet The Artist Who Paints the Stock Market