Pigment Hunter

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Saturday, January 24, 2004

Twenty years ago Art Guerra was a painter whose murals were beginning to fade. He set out to find the perfect outdoor paints to fix them. And that quest led Guerra to an obsession with pigments. Guerra now collects pigments and owns an immense library of vintage paint catalogs that help him scour the country for what he calls forgotten and extinct pigments. Produced by Kerrie Hillman.

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Kerrie Hillman

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Barbara from NY

Interesting program! Kerrie Hillman's definition of organic in this context is a bit misleading. These days, most organic pigments are synthetic organic compounds derived from petroleum products, e.g., the coal tar dyes that Art Guerra mentions. See http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/578717/synthetic-organic-pigment

Nov. 22 2014 09:37 PM

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