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Old 03-20-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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is anyone else crazy over wrapped giclees? i think they are so chic being frameless and all that. y'know some people say if they won the lottery they'd get italian sportscars and mansions, etc.

me? i'd go nuts buying wrapped gicless. really, i would.

i don't actually own any now but i plan on it. is there anything helpful i should know re: buying/choosing? hanging? care? et c
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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is anyone else crazy over wrapped giclees? i think they are so chic being frameless and all that. y'know some people say if they won the lottery they'd get italian sportscars and mansions, etc.

me? i'd go nuts buying wrapped gicless. really, i would.

i don't actually own any now but i plan on it. is there anything helpful i should know re: buying/choosing? hanging? care? et c

Gallery wrap is a choice for any painting. I've pulled a piece apart that I bought framed and had it wrapped on a 2" or 2.5" mount. I don't think you will find any real big cost for wrapped giclees. You can buy something that is out of copyright as a giclee for pretty cheap. For a 30x40 mounting, the gallery wrap mounting is only about $20 more than the heavy duty mount. And, for that size you buy about 3 square feet more of giclee if its gonna be wrapped. A very high quality printer here charges $200 for a 30x40 so you can see they are about $20-30 per square foot. You just need a large image and a good printer. (when I say large, a 30x40 will need a 10mb file size). I have a 40x60 giclee hanging in my office right now. It was made with a 200mb file. 60" is the max for one dimension and I think it can be as big the other dimension as you would want. The mounts get expensive when you go that big though. There is a guy here in town named Kevin Kelly who exhibits 60" by 15'.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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is anyone else crazy over wrapped giclees? i think they are so chic being frameless and all that. y'know some people say if they won the lottery they'd get italian sportscars and mansions, etc.

me? i'd go nuts buying wrapped gicless. really, i would.

i don't actually own any now but i plan on it. is there anything helpful i should know re: buying/choosing? hanging? care? et c
Care is the only thing I can think of. One of the purposes of frames is to protect the pieces. I know you think you're going to put it on the wall and that's it. But what if it falls, someone bumps it, or you move it? You'd be surprised at just how easy it is to scratch the sides and especially those edges. But I agree, certain things really do look good that way.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Dust them off. Be very careful if you use any liquid, even water, on them. Some are not resistant to water, but others are OK.
If you must clean one with some liquid cleaner, test an obscure spot first.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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thanks for all your comments
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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I have a few and IMO, they are easier to hang, cause they are lighter, and I like the look better than in the frame.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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I have a few and IMO, they are easier to hang, cause they are lighter, and I like the look better than in the frame.
yes i bet not only are they lighter in weight but appear lighter to the eye as well
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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yes i bet not only are they lighter in weight but appear lighter to the eye as well
There is a substantial artistic component to the decision to gallery wrap of frame. The expression "out of the frame" says it well. A gallery wrap makes the image relate to the wall space without a firm boundary. And, the shadowbox, frame, the liner, fillets and matting all contain the image. Sometimes its good, sometimes it isn't.
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