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the rediscovery and restoration of a forgotten lester bentley mural

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Had it not been for a leaking skylight, it might never have been discovered! Forgotten and almost entirely covered by plaster, paneling, and cabinets, the mural was found during construction efforts to fix a leaking skylight in the West Foundation’s garage. The plaster onto which the mural had been painted was so badly damaged that our conservators determined this project would need not only the work of our team, but also a plaster expert to fill in the walls, as well as an outside artist to recreate the missing parts of the mural.

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