Poster-Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, 1995 Zurich

This special poster belongs to a client who has been coming here for many years, and who happens to be a television and film director. His agent in Los Angeles was giving this as a surprise gift, and contacted me knowing I was the director’s framer for a long time. We exchanged photos of different options and by email and through phone conversations decided how best to make this come to life. Let’s just say, like the film itself, this piece instantly became a classic in his home.

Antique engravings, Callot (artist), French

These three prints complete a series of 16 for this client, a couple who has an extensive collection of antique prints. For consistency, they wanted these to be framed exactly as the others, which were done many years ago. We made selections of mat color and frame – then, the hand-decorated mat, with French lines and painted bevels and panels, was left up to me. I really love this type of work – and was up to the challenge.

“My husband picked up the three Callot prints you framed for us, copying the existing framing of the remaining prints of the series. I wanted to tell you how delighted we are with your work. You did a spectacular job. Thank you.”

Landscape, Harbor scene – painting on canvas

The client bought this painting at a basic auction. After researching the artist, she discovered its value was about five times the purchase cost! With this new information, she decided to exchange the old, dated frame for a new, more attractive and suitable look – one that deserved such a precious “masterpiece.”

Cloth bag from Antoni Tàpies exhibition

While on an overseas trip, this client went to a major exhibition in Venice featuring the artist Tàpies. No prints or posters were available – so a cloth bag was the only memento, and that’s what we framed. Sometimes unexpected souvenirs can be even more special, and a unique way to remember a journey.