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the beanery to undergo thorough restoration this summer

 

After in-depth examination, one of the most popular works in the Stedelijk Museum collection, The Beanery (1965) by Edward Kienholz, will be fully restored for the first time by the museum staff working in its new facilities. As the installation comprises a variety of materials – for instance, the artist coated the entire installation in a synthetic liquid resin – this will be a complex operation. In anticipation of the grand reopening on September 23, the Stedelijk is preparing and restoring a number of its best-loved artworks so that visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy these cherished icons once more.

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Edward Kienholz, The Beanery, 1965, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam © L.A. Louver gallery
Edward Kienholz, The Beanery, 1965, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam © L.A. Louver gallery 

 


Conserving an Icon: Traces of Time in The Beanery by Kienholz. from Stedelijk Museum on Vimeo.