Many of us remember the scene in John Hughes' iconic film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where Cameron basically kicked his dad's rare 1961 Ferrari 250GT California off a jack, causing it to take a most unfortunate ride out the back of a glass-walled garage that was at least two stories above the ground!* While this ultimately liberated Cameron, car lovers cringed in their movie seats!
The same feeling of protectiveness applies to collectors of fine glass art as well. It stems from the fact that people realize that an original is just that, an original... The result of an artist's vision, such as "Victory1989-90" and ultimately, crafted by the artist’s own hands, in this case by the incomparable Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. Typically, the rarer the artwork, the greater its value. Therefore, when damage occurs to an original, assuming it is not damaged beyond repair, great lengths are often taken to find an expert who can not only conduct the repair and restoration, but ensure that the artist's original vision and, ultimately, the market values of the piece are maintained.
In our world, the works of Libenský-Brychtová is widely considered our Ferrari equivalent. Much like the creations that stemmed from the mind of the storied automaker's founder, Enzo Ferrari, the use of glass as a medium was raised to new heights by Stanislav Libenský and his wife & artistic partner, Jaroslava Brychtová when they began creating art together in Europe during the mid-1950’s. Their works revolutionized how glass was used in art, and won them fans and accolades the world over. Therefore, when a collector inquires about an original Libenský-Brychtová glass sculpture for sale, market prices and rare availability reflect this appreciation for their artistic excellence accordingly.
Yet, sometimes calamities occur, despite our best efforts to prevent them. If your Libenský-Brychtová becomes damaged, take solace in the fact that help exists and the art is salvageable. Michael R. Bokrosh III, an artist with over 43 years of experience in the repair and restoration of fine glass art, founded Bokrosh Studio, in Seattle, where he specializes in restoring extremely rare and valuable glass artwork from around the world. He painstakingly ensures seamless blends, not obtrusive cover-ups, that would otherwise ruin the appearance and value of a piece. Michael also acknowledges that being tasked with conducting a Libenský glass repair requires professionalism, communication, and confidentiality to remain paramount throughout the entire process. To date Bokrosh Studio has executed 8 individual full restorations of Libenskys/Brychtova’s glass art work with aggregate retail values totaling over 1.3 million dollars.
Are you looking for a glass restoration expert in New York City, Los Angeles or in Florida? Bokrosh Studio has been completing top-quality glass repair since 1985. With over 43 years of experience in the glass sculpture and the glass repair industry, you can be sure your beloved glass sculpture is in good hands. Contact our glass repair and restoration professionals by calling 206-860-9748 or by completing our online contact form.
* No actual $11 million dollar Ferraris were harmed in the making of the film.