Mark Rothko's "Black on Maroon" 1958, one of the iconic Seagram murals which Rothko donated to Tate in 1970, was vandalised with graffiti ink in October 2012. Watch as the conservation team researches methods for removing the ink from the delicate paint layers, using special test canvases to assess the appropriate solvents and cleaning methods. Footage courtesy of Tate. © Tate, London.
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Mark Rothko's "Black on Maroon" 1958, one of the iconic Seagram murals which Rothko donated to Tate in 1970, was vandalised with graffiti ink in October 2012. Watch as the conservation team researches methods for removing the ink.
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