Magazine article Art Business News

Be Prepared as Art World Focuses on Photography

Magazine article Art Business News

Be Prepared as Art World Focuses on Photography

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DEAR READERS,

You might notice the focus on photography in this month's issue of Art Business News. That's because photography has been deemed an up-and-coming art medium, which means you'll be the ones framing these photos--if you aren't already. Our special report, "Framing Photos Beyond Basic Black" on page 20 will get you thinking about new designs for photo framing. It will also provide a refresher for your technical expertise with tips on framing this unique medium. Whether it's a family portrait or a $5,000 piece of art, photographs require special conservation considerations. Framer Jeff Brown of Metro Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, for instance, won't frame a fine art photo for a customer unless he or she agrees to use the proper archival materials.

Our framing business profile this month takes you off the mainland to Kent Untermann's Pictures Plus chain in Hawaii ("An Island in the World of Framing" page 28). …

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