The treasure hidden behind a wall
(The treasure behind the wall)
Something in the new ‘Oscar de La Renta’ boutique in Paris was very different from appearances.
The 17th oil painting discovered behind a wall during the development of the Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris will be restored by Benoit JANSON and his team.
New York Times By Vanessa Friedman – Jan. 21, 2019

Discovery of a painting of Le Brun school behind a false partition.
A monumental 17th century painting was discovered behind a false partition during the renovation of the future fashion boutique Oscar de la Renta, located on Rue de Marignan in Paris. The expert Stéphane Pinta revealed that it was a work of 1674 made by a collaborator of Charles Le Brun.
Barneby’s art auction – January 2019

A work of art found by chance 
Experts can’t believe their eyes. On the vast construction site of the future Oscar de la Renta boutique, workers and architects discovered a 17th century painting. Restored, it now reveals all its splendour.
Eric Le Mitouard – 02 February 2019

A 17th century painting discovered by chance in a shop in Paris
During the construction of a Parisian luxury clothing boutique, the architects discovered, hidden behind a brick wall, a monumental canvas.
France Inter, Delphine Evenou, published October 21, 2019

An exceptional 17th century painting hidden in a Parisian boutique.
During work, workers discovered a painting executed under Louis XIV, The New York Times reported. Six metres long, the painting was hidden behind a wooden panel in Parisian offices being transformed for the boutique of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.
International Courier – 01/24/2019


Huffington Post
In the studio of Benoît Janson, magician in contemporary art restoration.
“I am an illusionist!” states Benoît Janson, 53 years old, when trying to define his work. His job: art conservator. In his studio-practice of the rue Jean Bologne in Paris, this contemporary art emergency-doctor has saved close to a thousand artworks, victims of shock or attacked by micro-organisms from a basement
Alexia Guggémos – 21 September 2012


The eye
The puzzle of contemporary art restorers.
“Contemporary art has not always been thought to last. They are not immune to degradation or premature ageing…”
Armelle Malvoisin – October 2010

Benoît Janson restorer of works of art
Perched in the heights of Passy in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, a few steps from the Maison de Balzac, Benoît Janson repairs, heals, restores the brilliance of the works of art.