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Custom Shadowbox Frames for Two John Baldessari Lithographs

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Bethany Hughes

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“I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex” - John Baldessari


We recently had the opportunity to custom frame two stunning and thought-provoking lithographs by the American conceptual artist John Baldessari. At Frames and Stretchers, we are honored to partner with collectors, artists and galleries to offer the best museum quality custom picture framing, canvas stretching, and fine art conservation and installation services in New York City, Miami, and New Haven CT. 

To frame these historic lithographs, each artwork was floated on museum board using archival Japanese paper hinging. This archival technique allows conservationists to safely and securely mount a print to a matboard or museum board using 100% acid-free archival materials. The custom hinging process is completely reversible also so you can change the frame or remove the print if you wished for a different style of framing in the future.

A classic and contemporary gallery black hardwood frame was chosen to highlight the vibrant colors and filmic textures of these gorgeous lithographs by Baldessari. The first piece is titled “Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow)” made by Baldessari in 2004 as part of a limited edition on 164 signed lithographs on Rives BFK wove paper.


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Details of John Baldessari's Lithograph "Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow)" custom float mounted with Japanese rice paper hinging and a gallery black hardwood shadowbox frame


We framed this work using a float mount on warm white acid free museum board, with foamcore spacers and shadowbox museum glass that is 99% UV Protective and anti-reflective. A 2” margin on the museum board with Japanese paper hinging gives this framing design a breathable and balanced border, enhancing the edges and artist signature on the piece.


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Frames and Stretchers Created the Best Custom Shadowbox Frames in Gallery Black Hardwood for John Baldessari Lithograph, from "Hands and Feet" 2017 series

One of the most rewarding parts of working in custom and conservation framing is the ability to work one on one with clients to create beautiful esthetic framing with the highest quality conservation to keep artwork protected and enhanced for generations to come.


Take an inside look in our NYC studio to see how we created these custom shadbowbox floater frames for two John Baldessari Lithographs!


For any questions about framing options for your artwork or collection, one of our experts would be happy to speak with you about your project. Please feel free to view some of our 5 Star Reviews for hearing more of our clients trusted experiences working with us for the best conservation framing and canvas stretching with studios in New York City, New Haven, and Miami.


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The final results of custom framing stunning lithography by John Baldessari


All of our frames and stretchers can be made fully customizable to exactly your artwork’s dimensions as well as your framing goals and wishes. At Frames and Stretchers we also provide fine art shipping logistics for US and International travel, custom-fitted art crates, and our Art Delivery Van with a team of professional framers and art handlers at your service for on-site installation and delivery.

Any further questions about our custom picture framing, canvas stretching and installation services? We would love to connect and hear from you. Please feel free to Contact Us Here give us a call at 347-705-0081. We also have the option to book a free Video Consultation with one of our team members, who will be happy to provide recommendations and answer any questions relating to your next custom framing or stretching project.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted in #Frames and Stretches, archival framing, Art conservation, Art on Paper, Conceptual Art, Floater frames, Japanese paper, John Baldessari, Lithography, Lower East Side, modern art, shadowbox frame

Steel Welded Frame With Rivets for Iron Man Blueprints

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Bethany Hughes

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Art and design come together to create this stunning custom welded steel frame for Iron Man blueprints


We were very excited when these blueprints from the first Iron Man movie came through our studios, and grateful to have the opportunity to design a custom welded steel frame for this one of a kind piece.


The image itself, which shows the making of the original production, is hand drawn by a master cartographer on canvas then artificially hand aged. The work came to us revealing the skillful costume design for Iron Man where all angles of the iconic armor were captured digitally, rendered and recreated by professional 3D image recreation specialists. So much of cinema history went into the making of this piece, and we were thrilled to create a custom welded metal frame to accent the presence of this work.

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Artistic details added to these unique Iron Man blueprints:
Custom Rivets and Distressed Welded Metal Picture Frame gives this artwork the best quality craftmanship and conservation


All of our varieties of welded steel, metal, bronze, and our collection of unique and highest quality archival frames can be custom tailored exactly to your preferences. We created custom rivets for this Iron Man piece to add dimension and a craftsmanship of framing that complements the industrial story of this piece. 

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Frames and Stretchers Custom Welded Frames - With Rivets
Available in Metal, Steel, Bronze, Gilded, Copper, Aluminum, Mirror Polished, Distressed and more!


At our studios in New Haven, NYC, and Miami, our framing experts are more than happy to create any custom designs you can imagine. We look forward to offering you the best custom picture framing, canvas stretching and assistance with all your fine art needs. We only use 100% Archival Materials with Fine Art Conservation for your artwork being our highest priority. 

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An in process look at creating the frame for Iron Man blueprints, with our artisan and custom picture framing in New York City




Watch how our team builds a welded steel frame for this one of a kind piece!

Why Choose A Custom Frame For Your Artwork?


The benefits of Frames and Stretchers’ custom picture frames and canvas stretchers will protect your artwork from UV damage, discoloration and environmental moisture changes, while ensuring your piece will age beautifully over decades. We work one on one with artists, galleries, and collectors to create elegant contemporary frames that will highlight and protect your artwork and give it a stand out presence in any room. 


Come visit any of our studios or book an appointment with one of our framing experts for a Video Consultation about your project. We would love to hear from you and to create the best framing solutions for you and your artwork.

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Our team with the finished custom welded metal frame for Iron Man Blueprints, built in our studios in Lower East Side, NYC


Frames and Stretchers Custom Specialities using 100% Archival Materials: 
  • Custom Picture Framing
  • Canvas Stretching
  • Interlocking Stretchers
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Crates
  • Art Storage Racks
  • On-Site Installation
  • Art Delivery
  • Hand Painted Frames
  • Hand Carved Frames
  • Gilded Frames
  • Welded Frames
  • Canvas Printing
  • Acrylic Face Mounting
  • Aluminum Mounting
  • Matting
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Plexiglass Display Cases / Frames
  • UV-Protective / Museum Glass

For any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out! Our team at Frames and Stretchers would be happy to speak with you about what kinds of services and custom options we have available, based on your preferences and goals.

Give us a call today at
347-705-0081 or Contact Us Here to receive a quote for your project! We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted in Art on Paper, Custom Framing, Iron Man, rivets, Welded Steel Frame