Charles O. Perry Sculpture

Scott Rakow Youth Center, Miami Beach, FL

Our conservators performed a condition assessment of the “Untitled” sculpture by Charles O. Perry. While structural concerns had been assessed by an engineer, we provided a materials-focused assessment that emphasized conservation treatment goals, and provided additional recommendations regarding specific materials and methods for the restoration.

These included recommendations for: coating removal and cleaning; repairs to damaged elements; surface treatments on exterior steel (painting); surface treatments on interior steel; and storage. Conservators sampled existing coatings, established paint chromochronologies, and matched the original colors to a modern commercial paint system, which was approved by the artist.

Finally, we provided conservation oversight of the treatment which was implemented by local craftsmen based on the recommendations.