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  • GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Objects of art are more fragile than they may appear. Here are a few helpful suggestions to help care for and maintain your beautiful artwork in good condition.

  • Handling
    Avoid touching artwork directly preventing absorption of oils in the skin from causing fingerprints. The best way to handle artwork is by wearing clean cotton or plastic gloves. If you don’t use gloves, make sure your hands are clean. Remove jewelry from your hands and lower arms to avoid scratching the artwork. Be careful to avoid creating dents and creases with your fingers.

  • Moving
    Move a painting using the wire or bar on the back of the piece and supporting the bottom of it.

  • Placement
    Do not place art in high humidity places, over active fireplaces or next to heating or cooling vents.

  • Lighting
    Do not expose art to direct sunlight. A halogen spotlight or floodlight directed at the piece will add to the beauty of the color of the artwork.

  • Cleaning
    Do not use water or any other solutions on any piece of artwork unless otherwise instructed. Be careful when dusting around the earrings, rings and other jewels.


  • VALENTINE PAINTINGS

  • Wall Sculpture and Metal Collage
    Dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free soft cloth.

  • Metal, Glass and Onyx Collage
    To remove fingerprints from a Metal Collage, wet a paper towel and wring it out, dab (not scrub) it lightly several times on the fingerprinted area and let it dry. On the Glass portion, lightly dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free cloth. To remove fingerprints, rub lightly with a slightly dampened cloth (if possible, avoiding sandblasted area).

  • Mixed Media Drawings, Giclées on Paper & on Canvas
    Dust ultra board/paper with a feather duster or, for canvas only, dust with a dry, lint free soft cloth. To remove fingerprints from the metal frame, wet a paper towel and wring it out, dab (not scrub) it lightly several times on the fingerprinted area and let it dry.

  • Paintings on Paper
    It is always wise to have a painting on paper framed as soon as possible with acid-free materials. Please contact us if you would like specific framing instructions.


  • Glass Art
    Lightly dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free soft cloth. To remove fingerprints, rub lightly with a slightly dampened cloth (if possible, avoiding the sandblasted area).


  • VALENTINE FREESTANDING SCULPTURE

  • Bronze and Composite Materials
    Dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free soft cloth. 
    Reminder~do not use water or solutions of any kind on the patina of the sculpture.

  • Metal Silhouette

    This piece is lacquered and requires very little care. Use a slightly dampened cloth only when needed.


  • VALENTINE BASES

  • Metal
    Dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free soft cloth. To remove fingerprints from a Metal Base, wet a paper towel and wring it out, dab (not scrub) it lightly several times on the fingerprinted area and let it dry.

  • Granite and Onyx

    Dust with a feather duster or dry, lint free soft cloth. To remove fingerprints, place water on a paper towel and wipe off the prints.

   

 

 

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