Mel and I were contacted by Bobbie at At Home Modern regarding these fantastic Carlo of Hollywood watercolors she purchased from auction house in New Jersey. I had seen pictures of these online before but had never seen them in person. They are soo cool with the black background.
Unfortunately, these had some mild condition issues. It appears dust and some light mildew had accumulated on the surface of the art. This happens when the back dust cover is torn or missing or when the paintings are stored in a humid area. If you recall, we had a set of bullfighters that had mold that penetrated the paintings. I had to do an extensive restoration of that pair. Luckily, the mold & dust on this set did not penetrate the art.
We were able to carefully remove the surface debris and they cleaned up great!
I refinished the frames of course.
These will look fantastic in our Tiki room.
Here is a sample of the Tiki Room so far. There is still a lot I want to do. So far so good.