Cubist Flowers, 1915–17
Andre Lhote (French, 1885–1962)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kohlhepp 1976.9
How much will it cost? $4,000
Having this work cleaned and repaired is necessary to preserve it for years to come. Currently, it is unable to be shown in the galleries. In the upper right corner, there is an old repair that has become detached from the original canvas. This will have to be re-repaired, with the original paint losses filled in and toned out. The painting is covered in a thin, resinous coating, with a heavy grime layer overall. This will be a dramatic transformation: the colors will be brighter, whites will be lighter, and we’ll be able to appreciate the painting as the artist originally intended. The goal is to make the flowers look as fresh as the day he painted them!