Award winning artist, Chris Ware, stopped by our Oak Park location on Sunday to sign a few (500!) prints for Random House Publishing. Thanks for spending the afternoon with us, Chris!
Join us in welcoming the winners of the Friends of The Forest Preserve photo contest. We will be hosting an opening reception in their honor on Friday, March 6th, from 6-8pm at our Evanston store.
Appitizers and drinks will be served.
The winning photographs will be on disply March 6th- 25th.
2014 Photo Contest Winner First Place-Kame-top diversity, Shoe Factory Road near Hoffman Estates, Robert Callebert
Our client wanted to hang his Louis Sullivan plaster panel from the Garrick Theater along side his original Robert Guinan print just above a mid-century black lacquer table in the entrance way to his condo.
The problem? The Sullivan piece looked best without glass and the Guinan piece required glazing for preservation.
The solution? Museum glass on the Guinan. Museum glass has superb non-glare qualities as well as maximum preservation aspects and was the perfect solution.
The black lacquer frame on the Sullivan mimics the black lacquer table and the frame on the Guinan helps call attention to the historic aspects of the art. More and more of our clients are using Museum glass to frame that special piece.
Why not stop in and take our Museum glass test? See if you can tell whether our sample has Museum glass or no glass.
Our clients father purchased this original Mucha poster “La Trappistine” in Paris in 1968 for $150.00. Along with the fantastic Art Nouveau design of the poster it is also famous for the person who posed for the poster; American ingenue Sarah Bernhardt.
The poster had been badly conserved in Paris in the ’60’s but had been properly framed on it’s arrival in America, so the damage was limited to all that had occurred prior to 1968. Needless to say the value of the image had dramatically skyrocketed and so it was determined that now was the time to do things right.
We visited our clients vintage Wicker Park brownstone to look at the image "in situ" to discuss the possibilities. The first thing we noticed was the waviness of the poster, the missing paper, the staining and the old tape repairs. As the budget was limited we decided to tackle those aspects of repair that would bring the most visible benefits, stabilize the poster in an archival manner and leave the total “color repair” to a later date.
After the conservation repairs were complete the client visited our Oak Park store and chose a stunning double stacked frame with an Art Nouveau inner frame and Conservation U.V. plexiglass as a glazing. Note the paper repair in the lower left hand corner and the restoration of the printers signature.
This is just a small example of what is possible with modern conservation techniques. We delivered and installed the new frame back to our clients home.
Well know artist Steve Fisher displays his urban landscape painting at our store this December. In addition to many original paintings Steve is also showing his much loved Lake Theater series as a giclee print. Stop in and see how affordable owning a signed Steve Fisher can be.