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updated: Feb 27, 2013, 2:34 PM

Led by South Coast Fine Art Conservation, working with Fitzpatrick Specialty Painting, restoration of Herbert Bayer's Chromatic gate begins.

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 COMMENT 379493 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:12 PM

4-6 weeks?? Is ONE person doing all the work?!?


 COMMENT 379498 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:14 PM

And the ranting begins....


 COMMENT 379507 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:35 PM

Thanks again to Dan Seibert :-), Mayor Schneider, Santa Barbara View and the Arts Commission. It's ours, like it or hate it, but don't ever let it deteriorate again!


 COMMENT 379513 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:50 PM

$100 a square foot is such a ridiculous price to pay. More than 10x what the actual cost is of labor and materials. I don't care where the money came from to pay for this. I want to know who is getting the kickback on this sweet deal?


 COMMENT 379553 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:31 PM

$100/sq ft!! Wow, someone is getting scalped. Cheaper just to sell the thing and be done with it from a community perspective.

Any chance of relocating it somewhere else during the process?


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:42 PM

The Santa Barbara Phew?


 COMMENT 379587 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 05:16 PM

That is good news - it's nice to see something positive happening.


 COMMENT 379617 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:01 PM

Thanks Sally, let's all enjoy the new look of this great piece of art.


 COMMENT 379765 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 08:03 AM

Love it or not, the restoration of the Bayer sculpture is a
big undertaking. And where did the $100. sq. ft figure come from?


 COMMENT 379787 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 09:07 AM

With all the DUI's in SB, why can't someone crash into this thing?


 COMMENT 379852 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 12:49 PM

379765 - Estimating the width of each arch at 7" and knowing that it's 21' high, an easy LxWxH calculation gives you approx. 800 sq ft of surface. At a cost of $80,000 that's $100 per sq ft.

Even if the width is as much as 12", that would still be over $62 per sq ft, which is outrageous.


 COMMENT 379880 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 01:49 PM

Good news! Thanks to the people who spearheaded the project. They are also laying plans for future upkeep. Good news all the way around.


 COMMENT 379932 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 04:35 PM

I'm with 787. Except they'd rebuild the thing for $300 sq. ft. Just letting it die doesn't seem to be an option.


 COMMENT 379944 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 05:11 PM

And thank goodness that it isn't an option. I'd be sad to see it go. :) Before I moved here I used to spend a lot of time here in the 90s as an adolescent and teenager and definitely built a subconscious association between the Chromatic Gate and Santa Barbara.


 COMMENT 380091 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-01 07:40 AM

It's not just painting, but grinding sanding, etc. if any have lifted a brush you'd know that half the job is prep.

Somebody oughta get a tape measure and then check their math.


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