holy mark rothko

Abstract artist Mark Rothko is well known in the art world (paintings selling upwards of $50 million). So well known in fact that he was commissioned by Harvard to put together murals some years back (think 1963). After about 25 years, all 5 commissioned pieces were placed in storage and not revisisted until now! Now thanks to both Rothko’s family and the Harvard Art Museum restoration on these pieces will begin. Where is gets interesting is because Rothko was such a flaming genous and made his own paint there is no easy way of doing this and as a result, thay are planning to use light as their retouching tool of choice?! Crazy stuff, fingers crossed that projecting a transparent light will do the trick. If this works- the retouching world could change forever