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Cropping and relining

April 18, 2014

Dear Artist,

Relining a larger work onto a smaller, rigid support can be a re-imagination of possibilities. For canvases below 16 x 20 inches I choose from a selection of quarter-inch mahogany panels pre-cut to standard sizes. Here are the steps: 1. Select a painting that's not directly on its way to the Guggenheim. Candidates include... Read On








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Last modified: Apr 19, 2014