Academic thesis

Isa Charlotte Päffgen: Les Levines Disposables - Multiples out of vacuum formed plastics of the sixties/seventies Back
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Abstract: A conservation and restoration strategy had to be developed for a nine piece arrangement of vacuum-formed plastics by the New York artist Les Levine. The work is part of the Beck Collection in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen/Rhine. The artist`s so called Disposables are in unlimited edition, therefore it was indispensable to have a good look at the subject of "Multiple" as well. The basis for compiling a treatment proposal is the examination of the artist`s intention, the manufacturing technique and the condition of the work. Several damaged areas were examined and proposals were carefully weighed up. A topometric method was used to create the three-dimensional form for the supporting construction.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Hans Portsteffen
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Lydia Beerkens
  • date:  2007

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