Hanging Art – Tips and Tricks
For those of you now busily planning your trip to Artexpo, here are a few art hanging tips to keep in mind as you visualize the layout of your booth (it’s never too early to start).
Hanging Art—Tips and Tricks
Center your works when hanging. The center of each work should be hung at eye level (average height is 5’6” – 5’9”).
Re-adjust lighting, clean the frames and glass, and use a level to ensure the straightness of every work.
Hanging Your Booth
- As Andy Warhol said “less is more.” In the scenario below, you’ll see pieces hung in one simple line, making it very easy to view each piece separately or by taking a few steps back as a 5-piece set.
- This is a wonderful example of how to hang 3 different size pieces by the same artist (in this case Robert Motherwell). Notice your eye moving left to right from the smallest piece at the top to the larger piece on the right.
- This is a great example of how to hang large pieces together while allowing them “room to breathe” and to be viewed separately.
- This is an excellent example of a grouping of 6 of the same size pieces. The close pairing doesn’t bother the viewing because the space in between each piece is uniform. Hard to hang, but worth the effort!
- When hanging art pieces with similar framing make sure to give them a good amount of space. Can you imagine if another 4 pieces were on this wall? The heavy, dark frames would blend together and make it difficult to separate the pieces.
- When displaying a piece of greater value, place it on a prominent wall by itself.
Have any tips of your own to share? Comments? Feedback? By all means, drop me a line, below…
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