FAC Damaged in Transit

by Steven Alan Bennett | 11.01.20

Thank you to Fine Art Connoisseur for featuring a guest column “Damaged in Transit” from our own Steven Alan Bennett in their November/December 2020 issue.

Recently, I received a call from an artist who had borrowed one of her own paintings from a collector (not me) for a show. The painting had been damaged in transit and the artist was beside herself: the work was one of her best, the collector was important, and the damage was extensive. The artist had spoken to other artists and collectors, and each of them had given her incorrect or incomplete advice.