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
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 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.