Obey Print - Removing Backing Board

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bsharp
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I recently acquired an Obey print that was only ever distributed framed (floated). It's a standard screenprint on the current speckletone paper.

After taking it out of the frame, I noticed the top edge of the print is adhered directly to the backing mat rather than being hinged. Most of the print is loose, it's just a couple very small spots of adhesive along the top, from what I can tell. I'd like to separate the paper from the board but don't want to risk tearing the paper, if possible, since the print is otherwise in perfect condition.

Does anybody have experience removing this kind of mount? I'm considering just taking it to a local conservator but wanted to know if this process is simpler than I thought.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:39 pm

meskell wrote:
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That’ll be plan B.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm

Take it to a conservator if it has any real value. If it is a couple hundred in value...just carefully pull that fudge loose.
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jjttdw wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Take it to a conservator if it has any real value. If it is a couple hundred in value...just carefully pull that fudge loose.
It’s an unreleased print that I doubt I could replace easily, if at all. So I’m leaning towards conservator. The only way I’d do it myself is if I’m missing something that could make it relatively easy - but it seems that’s not the case.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 pm

You've been drymounted
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trarex wrote:
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You've been drymounted
Eh, the print was only ever released in this way, I don’t see it as a big deal.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:35 pm

No telling what kind of adhesive was used. That makes it difficult to offer suggestions. If you know who framed them...call 'em.
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ygolohcysp wrote:
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This will likely release it from the mat or do nothing. Just start on the lowest setting and see what happens. Once you have it off the mat you can figure out what to do with the stains
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Now i want to see the image. Photo please
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:33 pm

“What’s the print?” seems to be the more relevant question.
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Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:37 pm

Pics of the print or GTFO.
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Codeblue wrote:
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Pics of the print or GTFO.
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