I took my Albers prints down to see Joe at Brentano's this past week so we could finalize framing decisions. He had some great suggestions about how to frame and hang the pieces. We decided on a series of simple white cap shadow box frames from Larsen Juhl's Confetti collection with archival paper and museum quality anti-reflection glass (this filters out harmful rays of artificial and sun light with only 8% reflection). There is a 1.5-inch recess between the glass and artwork that will protect the artwork from touching the glass directly.
I decided to frame two prints together, side by side, choosing color combinations that I like and, of course, work in the space. As I mentioned, the art will fill up a hallway wall and I had display lights installed that will illuminate each frame.
While I was there, Joe and I also talked about framing options for a large-scale piece that is going to hang over my bed. Another Larsen Juhl choice is from the Cranbrook collection. It is on ebonized walnut frame consisting of three different frames of various thicknesses combined to create one very thick frame that will hold up the painting. Stacking three moldings together, basically creating a frame inside of a frame inside of a frame, will result in a 6" wide frame with an inside depth of 1 3/4 inches.