Like all collectables, proper handling of Fine Art is a must. Remember improper framing or storage can damage your work of arts.
Storing Unframed Art If you are not planning on framing your art immediately:
Always · Store in cool dry place
Store flat, if possible, between acid-free
Remove any tissue that does not have a waxy feel
Never · Store between cardboard. Remove any brown craft paper prints have been wrapped in.
Both are highly acidic and can yellow the prints rapidly.
Store in brown shipping tubes. If you have no other alternative to this, wrap entire outside
of piece with wax paper.
Proper Matting and Framing Improper matting or framing will cause damages to your art over time. Acids contained in certain framing materials can cause paper to turn brown, become brittle and eventually deteriorate.
Always · Use only acid-free matting mounting and backing boards.
Make certain your framer understands preservation framing.
Never · Allow a fine work of art to be permanently secured or mounted, Art needs to breathe.
Let glass come directly in contact with the surface of a piece of art, use matting or spacers
to keep the glass up This allows air space and avoids possible condensation.
Cut the paper or alter the original condition of artwork. Doing so may impact future value.
Even properly framed is susceptible to environmental conditions, Protect your investment by taking the following precautions:
Always · Allow airspace between the frame and the wall. Make sure your puts bumpers on the
bottom of the frame.
Keep art away from all sources of heat including radiators. We don’t recommend hanging
fine art over fireplaces or on walls which contains flues.
Never · Hang art in direct sunlight. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and fluorescent lighting are harmful to
inks, paints and paper. Even indirect sunlight can damage your art after years of exposure.
For every valuable works, UV filtered glass is recommended.
Hang valuable art where it is subject to extremes in temperature and humidity.
Spray glass cleaner directly onto framed art. Ammonia based cleaners are not
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Thompson an art curator and native Washingtonian started her entrepreneurial endeavors as a private dealer, where she was actively involved in supporting and promoting those artist whose work she believes in. To her credit and theirs, these artist works have steadily appreciated in value. After surveying the gallery scene for African American art in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, She opened Overdue Recognition Art Gallery in Bowie, Maryland as a venue for the artist to showcase their works. Since its opening in 2004, more than 75 African American artist have shown their work at Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, including notable artist Anthony Armstrong, John Holyfield, George Hunt, James Denmark and Calvin Coleman. She has formed close associations with many of today’s most important African American artist.
Thompson has appeared on various panels informing the public about art collecting. Her commitment to art as an essential part of life, it gives her the means to exhibit, collect, preserve and encourage art.
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