Save Ronnie Landfield's life's work

 
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My dad has been a painter in New York since he was 15 years old. His life's work, including hundreds of beautiful paintings, are threatened with destruction. Please help preserve this in... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Matthew Landfield 8 months ago

This article will be in tomorrow's print edition. Due to the court case, communications have been reduced-- but this article gives a good summation of what has happened. Please share it.
http://nyti.ms/14r1m5r

 
 
 

Updated posted by Matthew Landfield 16 months ago

This is a nice piece from ArtInfo about Ronnie's recovery effort and the art triage center that has helped him with his work. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/850991/video-conservators-go-to-work-to-rescue-sandy-damaged

 
 
 

Updated posted by Matthew Landfield 16 months ago

Wednesday morning update, 12/20: A space adjacent to the triage center has been found, and the paintings and drawings will be moved there to be worked on. More paintings will be moved to the triage center for inspection as the new space comes online. Thank you everyone for your support and offers of help-- deeply appreciated!

 
 
 
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Created by Matthew Landfield on December 12, 2012

My dad has been a painter in New York since he was 15 years old. His life's work, including hundreds of beautiful paintings, are threatened with destruction. Please help preserve this invaluable legacy and cultural treasure.

My name is Matthew Landfield, and my parents, Ronnie and Jenny, were flooded by hurricane Sandy at their home in lower Manhattan. My dad's art studio containing hundreds of paintings, drawings and works of art spanning fifty years, were flooded by two and a half feet of water from the Hudson River during the storm. 
My parents have been displaced from their home, and have been staying with friends and relatives for the past month and a half. 

But the work is currently in serious jeopardy, threatened by mold. 

We are seeking support in the form of funds to cover an intensive art-recovery effort, and in the form of skilled volunteers to assist in that recovery effort.

• Hundreds of canvases need to be removed from their wooden stretchers and rolled up for safe keeping
• Hundreds of wooden stretchers need to be cleaned and treated to remove mold, and then sealed with shellac to protect the canvases
• Stretchers that cannot be salvaged must be discarded and replaced, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars

This is a huge project, and help is being asked of all avenues including government, foundations, and private sources. 

The cost of this recovery effort is falling fully on my dad's shoulders, as artist grants and government funds are slow to arrive.

Please help in any way that you can! Every little bit counts-- no amount is too small-- or too large-- to make a difference.

If you're a person of means and a patron of the arts and feel that you would like to become involved, please contact me directly.  

 
 
 
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Ronnie, What a rough month is has been for you all. You haven't left my thoughts. I'll be down in NY next week; let me know if there is any way I can help. Sending love and strength to you all.

posted by Ara Osterweil 16 months ago

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48% raised by 49 people in 16 months.

$50.00

Linda Lu Cannon

12 months ago

 
 

Ronnie, I am only just now hearing this devastating news! I don't know how I missed hearing about your studio damage. Hoping that you are able to save your work! I will always remember my 1988 studio visit. I was in awe! Still am. Hugs, Linda Lu

 

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makoto suzuki

15 months ago

 
 

we wish you go back to your art work soon.

 

$75.00

Anonymous

15 months ago

 

$25.00

Matthew Dibble

15 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Floyd Kenneth Stein

16 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Ronald Davis

16 months ago

 
 

$50.00

Anonymous

16 months ago

 

$50.00

Cindy Millin

16 months ago

 
 

Do the thing...

 

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John Santora

16 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Doug Haynes

16 months ago

 
 

In fact we are in this together. Good Luck with the works.

 

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