Many years ago, the North Carolina Museum of Art assembled a show of frames through the ages. These frames were mostly European and dated back to the 1500’s. They were truly custom frames as they were all made specifically for the paintings they held. The beautifully strange thing is that the art was left out of the frames so only the frames were on display. It was magnificent! The only problem I had was that I couldn’t (and didn’t) touch the frames. That’s one of the neatest things about handmade frames, the feel(hey, there could be, and are, weirder fetishes).
The National Gallery (I’m assuming of Ireland) is hosting a similar show in case you couldn’t get to Raleigh. Just pop on over for a bit.
And now the moment you’ve been waiting for: The answer to that ever important life question, “Just how many frames can my Senator buy yearly on the tax payer’s dime?”.
Here’s the answer(it’s number 5). In unrelated news, we’ll be opening a new shop in the basement of the Dirksen building…wherever that is.
Peace out my friends, until next time!