Help understanding how prints are framed.
October 10, 2012 10:39 PM Subscribe
I want to hang some Edward Hopper art on my walls. It is as simple as buying some prints and framing them?
posted by bosco_costanza to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a salaryman with not a single thing hanging on any of the walls in my home. I've always had an appreciation for Edward Hopper's works and think it would look nice to have a few of his paintings hanging up.
I found some mid size prints of his works on art.com or eBay for relatively cheap, so I'm guessing I need to get them framed. This is where I'm stumped.
Do I take all the freshly arrived, rolled-up prints to a frame shop and have them do the work? This is probably expensive right?
Can I go buy lengths of my desired frame type and then do the angle cuts and staples?
If I buy prints that are all in the same range, can I buy pre-assembled frames? But then what do I do about the blank space around the edges?
Can I frame all of them in the same frame style? Is there even some guideline that the frame should match the art?
I'm automatically assuming that I don't want to buy framed pieces off eBay due to 1) shipping cost and 2) no choice in the frame design.
Basically, for as much as I've actually seen paintings and prints on walls, I've never quite figured out how they get there. I don't mind spending the money if this is a worthwhile venture since I can take them with me if I move, but I don't want to invest a small fortune and I don't want them to look tacky. Part of the goal here is to "close in" the space in my home by having walls with nice stuff on them.