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Frames of Reference

"Frames of Reference: Jared Bark finds inspiration in an Impressionist’s notebooks for frames that bring art history to life" by Jennie Yabroff. Download the article as a PDF Elle Decor / May 2011

Using a Degas Frame Design for a Work by Irma Stern

We recently designed and fabricated a frame for the oil painting "Washer Women" (1925) by Irma Stern. The frame that "Washer Women" arrived in. The back of the previous frame. Note the canvas and stretcher protrude from the back of ...

Acrylic Glazing: Towards Invisible Protection

May 2015 Culling from years of first-hand research, Jed Bark writes about acrylic glazing, its virtues, and its limitations, in this article. Download the article as a PDF Picture Framing Magazine, May 2015

The Cardinal Rules of Framing, ArtSpace.com

June 2017 What are the most important issues when framing a work of art? We asked master framer Jed Bark, of Bark Frameworks, and the celebrated abstract artist James Siena (who also happens to be a former employee of the company.) Bark Frameworks, founded in 1969, is now ...

When Framing Damages Art: Mat Burn

We were recently asked to re-frame a watercolor whose subject was the Hudson River town of Haverstraw, NY. The picture was painted in 1944, and was most recently framed in the 1960s. Here is the watercolor in its previous mat and frame, from the ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 2 of 2)

Framing for "Danseuse Buste, 1897" To frame the Degas pastel we discussed in our last Newsletter, we made a profile that was closely related to three drawings from his sketchbooks. As we noted, a few original Degas frames of this genre still can be ...

Framing 3-D Objects: Rough Riders Belt Buckle

We generally frame paintings and works on paper at Bark Frameworks—drawings, prints and photographs. However, we have the design capability and specialized craftspeople to frame almost anything. During our 45 year history, we’ve framed boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali, skateboards, Oreo cookies, an entire ...

Frames for Three Degas Pastels (Part 1 of 2)

A recent Bark Frameworks job that involved framing three Degas pastels. This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II will appear in the October 2014 Newsletter. Edgar Degas was an inventive designer of frames. In several of his notebooks from 1879-1884 appear ...

Framing Sally Mann

Bark Frameworks Marketing Specialist Jennifer Clark interviewed Amy Hinten, who has designed frames for Bark for 13 years, about creating designs to present photographer Sally Mann’s ambrotypes, which were shown at Edwynn Houk Gallery in the fall of 2012. Jennifer Clark: To start off, tell us about this ...

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