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Two Exhibitions Curated by Ellsworth Kelly

The Monet/Kelly Exhibition at The Clark Art Institute November 23, 2014 - February 16, 2015 "I develop detailed framing specifications, including materials and construction and every detail is important. I want the frame to disappear; but good framing can help unify an exhibition or ...

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 ...

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 ...

Frames + Media: Gentlemen and Livery

Frames carry multiple messages. Around a work of art a frame can establish an emphatic border—the artwork is inside the frame/the world is outside; or it may act as an almost invisible bridge from the artwork to the wall and the room. The frame ...

Wandering Renoir Returns (with Frame)

The exhibition “The Renoir Returns” opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art several weeks ago. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the artist’s “On the Shore of the Seine” (c. 1879), is a small landscape that was stolen from the museum more than 60 years ago. The ...

Collector’s New York Home

This is the New York home of a photography collector and long-time Bark client. He started purchasing photographs decades ago, and now they are a focal point of his ...

Ornament and Crime: Guilloche

In Adolf Loos’s 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” he wrote that “the evolution of culture is synonymous with the removal of ornament from objects of daily use.” We’ve borrowed Loos’s pungent title even though culture has evolved—to twist and circle, like the guilloche—in ways ...

Mark Rothko at Pace Gallery

Mark Rothko: Works on Paper, 1941 - 1947 Pace Gallery Bark Frameworks frame designer Amy Hinten worked with New York-based artist Wardell Milan and Freankel Gallery in San Francisco to design frames for Milan's ...

Working with Living Artists

One of the most compelling aspects of designing frames at Bark is that our designers get to work with living artists—both established and emerging—to design frames that present their work in the best possible way, as well as protect it from an environment that ...

Summer’s Coming…So This Must Be Spring

All of us who share an interest in keeping works of art in the safest possible conditions must be especially careful in the spring and fall. In these swing seasons, climate conditions may change dramatically and very quickly. We welcome the ...

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