Burica Inc. Fine Art Conservation has over 28 years dedicated to preserving art and artifacts for future generations. The use of materials and methods for treatment are carefully undertaken for the preservation of the aesthetic, conceptual, and physical characteristics of the work of art, considering the future effects of the conservation materials incorporated into the art during the repair process. I select appropriate conservation techniques that respect the artist's original decisions regarding materials, methods, construction and conceptual ideas.
Please Contact for auction house, gallery, and private pre-sale examinations.
Benefit from my expertise before the sale, via email photos and verbal discussions.
~ Timothy Burica
Based in New York City
By appointment only
Once artwork is examined, clients can receive a detailed Condition Report and Conservation Treatment Proposal, including digital pictures documenting the current condition of the art. Base charge is $1000. If Treatment is requested, I will ask for deposits, along with Insurance waivers. Treaments include reconstruction of support elements, distortion repair, tear mending, and lining or unlining of paper or canvases as necessary. These initial repairs are followed by compensating losses, cleaning, in-painting, and applying fresh coatings/varnish.
I am not a framer, but because I have seen more works of art on paper damaged by inappropriate framing than by age or accidents, I provide specialized recommendations for the technical framing components necessary to avoid future damage. Some of these conservation concerns include the proper way to mount, hinge, and glaze a work to prevent damages from UV light or poor mounting.
I have access to other talented conservators, with whom I contract to work together on larger projects. I know art moving companies and art storage warehouses, as well as specialized rigging companies to safely de-install and re-install large pieces.