We work closely with artists and clients to carefully select a frame that will protect and display their piece beautifully. Once constructed we carefully fit pieces into their new frames, a precise process we've illustrated below:
Clients are offered the choice of glass or acrylic glazing. Acrylic is the obvious choice if work is going to be shipped, this Anthony Palocci piece will be framed using plexi. Here the protective plastic coating is removed ready for fitting.
Small strips called "spacers" are adhered to the side of the frame, this allows for space between the artwork and the surface of the acrylic. This is necessary for all pieces without an overmat, and is a really lovely look, particularly for pieces that have a textured surface.
After every spec of dust is removed, the acrylic and frame are dropped down over the artwork and mat board.
We attach one of our labels including all of the information about the frame and artist.
The acrylic sheet is dropped into the hardwood frame.
The artwork has been attached to a fitted piece of museum quality mat board using archival gummed paper tape and backed with coroplast board. It is now ready to be fitted into the frame.
The frame is then turned over the the beveled wooden strainer is screwed into the side of the frame to secure the artwork and mat board in place. The strainer also acts as a french cleat, which is an ideal hanging method.
Anthony Palocci's piece has a beautiful new home in one of our oiled cherry frames.