Created on January 1, 1970
5437 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The Bride of Penn Ave

According to The Bulletin (A publication of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation) Judy Penzer never reveled what it was about, saying it's whatever you think it is. Even the title of the mural came from others. When Mz Penzer was told it was being referred to as The Bride on Penn Ave she made that the title.  The mural was commissioned in 1995 by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) and completed in 1996. In 2011 it was in need of restoration, but the original artist could not do the work. Sadly, she was killed in the crash of TWA800 along with Jill Watson (who had designed the mural). The BGC then hired local artist Ashley Hodder to take on the restoration work. She contacted a restoration expert and with an assistant, set about to clean and chemically treat the mural. The process would re-bond the molecules and let the original colors come through again. She then had to re-attach each small paint chip that was peeling away from the wall. After than she used an isolation coat in order to separate the original work of art from the portions that she would have to touch up where the paint had already flaked off. With the isolation coat in place her restoration work could be removed without affecting the original artwork.
Judy Penzer, Jill Watson—The Bride of Penn Ave
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Marker details

Date created1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Camera usedCanon EOS REBEL T4i
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited States