Posted by David on Saturday, November 3, 2012
I posted a while back about a Rick Pence auction, the one where I bought the foo dog head, and mentioned that I picked up a vintage woodblock too. Well it's become a minor obsession.
Here's that print, just back with it's new archival mount and matting. Thick board, double matted, white on white. SO much more of a modern feel. While I'm not always against a shantung-covered mat or a gold bamboo frame, all together its almost the visual equivalent of a stereotype.
I've decided I'd like to hang a bunch of these together in the living room so I'm going super clean with the framing. I haven't chosen the moulding yet, but it will be small in scale, probably around a half-inch, perhaps less, and very simple. Black is likely, but I'm not ruling out a nice medium-tone wood either.
I've got two more coming from eBay, both female figures, and I'm hoping that the contemporary framing treatment will emphasize the graphic quality.