Sculpture Mystery!


A long-lost sculpture unexpectedly returns to Vassar College and is restored by Steve Tatti before reinstallation. When “Call of the Sea”—long considered lost to the college—inexplicably returned “it was a true surprise,” says James Mundy ’74, the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of Vassar’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, noting that the sculpture’s guardian these past decades remains a mystery. The sculpture arrived in excellent condition, with the classic green patina of aged bronze. A pattern of discoloration about 18 inches from the base is consistent with it having been partially submerged in water or mud.

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Beloved Art Returns To Public Housing Apartment

Cleaned Concrete Sculpture by Henry Berge, CIty of Baltimore. 

A landmark piece of art that symbolized the hope of growing children has returned to Baltimore’s McCullough Homes – one of that city’s first public housing units. Many residents rejoiced that the two beloved cast concrete figures by a gifted Baltimore sculptor, were re-cast and installed by conservator Steve Tatti.

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The Slippery Rock Gazette (August 2012)


In August, the widely read stone trades newspaper, The Slippery Rock Gazette, featured Steve Tatti’s on-going conservation work on the Baltimore Battle Monument. In an effort to preserve the sculpture and the Baltimore Battle Monument on which she stands, the city called in the help of New York art conservator Steve Tatti. Tatti has been preserving and restoring fine artwork for more than 30 years, including the regular maintenance of Baltimore’s outdoor monuments and sculptures since 1981.

 Click here for the full article in The Slippery Rock Gazette