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Anthony Caro, Gulf Stream, 1971-1974 before treatment
Anthony Caro, Gulf Stream, 1971-1974 after treatment
Anthony Caro

Gulf Stream, 1971-1974

The sculpture’s protective coating was yellowing, peeling, and delaminating. In order to minimize solvent use, hot water and steam were used to swell and remove the thermoplastic coating. A collection system was used to capture the runoff and keep the remnants of the coating from entering the storm drains or sewer. A new coating was chosen with future treatment in mind.