Noguchi Slide Mantra Maintenance—Private

Miami, FL

We restored Isamu Noguchi’s Slide Manta, a marble work for children installed in Miami’s Bayfront park in 2006 after it was damaged in a hurricane. After repeated graffiti hits and subsequent cleanings it was decided to apply a graffiti blocking barrier coat. This was done with assistance from the park’s staff so that they could clean additional graffiti and re-apply the blocking coating without having to arrange for outside conservation assistance. Staff was trained in appropriate means of cleaning graffiti and renewing the coating as well as general conservation maintenance practices. Work was performed in 2012.