ARTprojectA’s 10+ TIPS ABOUT FRAMING: TIP#1

OWEN MORTENSEN “Yin-Yang Circles,” 2011, Leaves on paper, Light circle, 18″x18″ – $250

We recently finished a series of ten tips demystifying the process of selecting and purchasing ART entitled, “The ART of Buying ART.”  They were written by Barbi Reed,  ARTprojectA co-founder, owner of ANNE REED GALLERY and experienced ART collector.  The response was amazing!  In fact we’ve decided to do another series, this time about framing. So once again we turned to Barbi for her advice and expertise.

Why is a frame important?  The purpose of a frame is to protect ART as well as provide a means for ART to be installed on a wall. A well made frame will be a necessary barrier between the ART and the outside world, protecting the piece from dust, water and other destructive elements as well as preventing other physical damage.

TIP #1 – “ARCHIVAL MATERIALS. This is important to help preserve your art and is well worth the relatively small additional expense. We suggest acid free mat and mat board, hinges, etc. The rule of thumb is generally that anything touching the art should be acid free. See the ARTprojectA GLOSSARY acid free

JENNY GUMMERSALL ‘Back Swoop Landscape,” 2011, Archival Pigment Print, 8.5″x11″ (image 8″X10″) – Ed. 35, $150

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