Artefacts: Printed poster Barbarella Queen of the Galaxy, 105 x 68 cm (1968); and a large scale lithographic poster À bout de souffle… (160 x 120 cm),1960.
Authors: I don’t know on the first one, and Clément Hurel for the second.
Damages: Tears, folds, some ancient retouching.
Restoration treatments: Cleaning, reinforcing (lining), flattening and retouching.
We know how actresses are… Jean Seberg didn’t want to be less than Jane Fonda, so we left her a cutis that honours her youth. (The image is a digital photomontage of the poster before -top- and the after -bottom- of the restoration).
Jane Fonda looks gorgeous after this lifting! We have removed the wrinkles and folds that damaged her face and looks AMAZING again! (The image is a digital photomontage of the poster before -top- and the after -bottom- of the restoration).
I have restored large-scale posters, much bigger than these ones, and yet I scarcely remember one other case in which the paper was so big, a single piece. Usually large works are made by several pieces of paper, but this was not the case. Seberg … you are GREAT!