“Picnic” at Abigail Ogilvy

We had a great time at the opening of the new group show Picnic at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery recently. The show features work by Amanda Wachob, Anna Schuleit Haber, Natalia Wróbel, Mishael Coggeshall-Burr, and Wilhelm Neusser. The artwork in this show focuses on moments in time, and speaks directly to the artists’ personal experiences…

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“Working Girls” exhibit on view at Ricco/Maresca was an honor to frame

During the last couple of months, we have had the unique opportunity to frame dozens of 19th Century photographs by photographer William Goldman (1856-1922), for the show, Working Girls, currently on view at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, in Manhattan. Goldman, who lived and worked as a commercial photographer in Reading, Pennsylvania, was also apparently a regular…

Framing an Antique Game Board

So much of what we do here at A Street Frames is more complicated than just framing.  We recently completed a project that required us to devise a way to frame an antique game board for one of our best New York clients. The challenge was to display the piece in a floater frame without using any screws, glue, or glazing, and to do it in such a way that it was completely archival (and therefore reversible).  Follow along with us through the careful process of designing and building a frame to display this cherished object.

 

1: We are given an antique wooden game board.  The customer would like it mounted in a floater frame without any screws or glue so it will be completely reversible.

2: The backing board is prepared for the artwork by marking the placement of the mounts.

Gameboard 2

 

3: Brass rod is first prepared by threading one end.

Gameboard 3

4: Tools for measuring the contour of the artwork and bending the rod ensure perfectly shaped mounts.

Gameboard 4

5: Specialized hand tools help fine tune the work.

Gameboard 5

6: One done, several more to go.

Gameboard 6

7: Protective skin is applied to the brass with polypropylene tubing and a heat gun.

Gameboard 7