Conservation Framing for DePaul University's New Academic BuildingJan 15, 2012
This past fall, Foursided was commissioned to complete a unique framing project for DePaul University’s new Academic Building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, seen in the rendering below. The designers hand selected several incredible artists to adorn the walls of this new building and required the expertise of Foursided, including: - Conservation framing for over 30 original works of art, - Stretching canvases, and - Conservation mounting works on paper. We framed two of the largest works of art in recent memory at Foursided, which required extra care and attention to ensure that neither the artwork nor the framing were damaged during the project. In fact, the frames were so large, they required the specialized support from one of our supplier partners. The project was focused on making the artwork the center of attention, so we used simple ebony, white, and wood profile frames. Several of the large works on paper were framed in white shadow box frames with plexiglass made for protection from UV sun rays. This was a special project where we also had the pleasure of framing incredible paintings by our friend and artist, Joe Boudreau. If you would like to see more of his work, please visit his blog. For more about our custom picture framing process, please visit the framing section of our website.