Modern and Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Conservation: Challenges and Advances
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Shuttlecocks (1994) by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, part of the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. The artists had stipulated that the work—made of aluminum and fiber-reinforced plastic painted with polyurethane enamel—be repainted every two years, but after consultation a more sustainable, long-term solution using a new paint system was found. Photo: Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.