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Concept of the restoration

Thus research and analysis show that a large part of the mural was painted over and that the non-original layers of paint and varnish can be removed throughout the mural, admittedly in parts at the cost of many man-hours.  It became also clear that the state of the underlying original was so promising that the undertaking was very much worth the effort and expense of the removal of the non-original coats: many sections are completely intact and let the original colorfulness reappear.
The value of the mural appreciates considerably with a restoration which unveils the original colorfulness.  The exact extent of the damage was not entirely foreseeable, but the emerging sections with missing color would be able to be retouched and reintegrated.

The restoration includes the removal of the non-original coats of paint and varnish and the reintegration of defective areas into their background.

Restauration studio at Museum Tinguely, 2008
Restauration studio at Museum Tinguely, 2008
Restoration atelier in the Kunsthaus Zürich, 2008
Restoration atelier in the Kunsthaus Zürich, 2008