2005-06-07

Prints Charming

In February I moved into my studio. A big bare wall needed a centrepiece so I tracked down some prints by the much-imitated Alex Ross on eBay. My finances were recovering after the traditional Christmas splurge so I decided to get some framing done.



Last week the frame shop called to say my job was finally ready. Luckily, I'd paid half as a deposit back when I still had a job and an office to hang one of the pictures in. (By the way, if anyone needs 20th Century Heroes in a an 18" x 28" humidity-resistant off-black frame, I might be able to hook you up.) The big question now is, with yet another move on the horizon for me this summer - my nineteenth in life - do I risk a further bill from the landlord by putting nails in the wall to hang them?

2 Comments:

Blogger Count said...

Alex Ross did most of the art work for the new Battle of the Planets comics - great stuff! The guy was obviously a fan of his subject matter!

I know your pain of pic hanging. I had a coupld of pics too big for frames, without getting a loan to pay for it - so I now use plastic hanging strips; cheap and surprisingly effective. Except for my Darth Maul pic, which is about 72in by 108in and refuses to stay on the wall.

Thankfully Hull has a great culture of charity shops with an endless supply of 2nd hand frames v cheap - just a question of patience waiting for them to turn up!

btw - in mediaeval castles carpets were hung on the walls, NOT on the floor - straw was used on the floor.

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Blogger Valerie said...

The thumbnail you have in this post is beautiful. His work is unbelievable. I mainly know it from his Astro City covers, but you don't need to see much to know he's a genius!

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