This past weekend, I impulsively bought (what I believe to be) an oil painting on the street in Seoul. The painting is about 3' by 4', on a sheet of frameless canvas, and was immediately rolled and tubed for transport upon purchase. When I bought it, I had planned to store the painting on a shelf, cabinet top or some other flat surface until I had the time to properly hang it. I have since discovered that I have a mere two surfaces in my apartment that can accommodate a painting of this size: the futon (when in bed mode) and the floor.
My question is thus twofold:
1. How does one store a painting?
Can I reroll it and leave it rolled for the minimum seven months I have left in Korea?
Would some sort of large paper envelope protect it adequately?
Would keeping the enveloped, flat painting on an ondol
(an apartment-wide, radiant floor-heating system) damage it over the course of a winter?
2. What are my short-term hanging options?
Long-term, I'd like to get this painting professionally-framed when I'm back home. I'm not sure that I want to do so here, in Korea, given the language barrier / difficulty of finding such places / expense / difficulty of shipping after framing. Do I have any other options for enjoying this on the wall without framing it? The painting is on a sheet of cut canvas that has approximately 1.5'' margins, so I doubt it could be stretched over an internal frame and then hung on a nail. Is puncturing these margins and hanging it from nails safe for the long-term health of the canvas (if just a bit
declassé)? Do I have any other options?
Thanks in advance.