Contemporary Art Collecting and Consulting
Apartment Therapy posted some nice suggestions on hanging art. Some of these are more successful than others. I am a big fan of propping artwork on a mantle or a bookshelf. And I love a picture ledge. Any installation that encourages a collector to interact with their collection and find new relationships between pieces is wonderful. The work feels fresh and the collector becomes a curator. My kids were always thrilled when we installed their latest masterpiece next to a well known artist’s painting. A salon-style wall is wonderful, it can begin with just two or three things and evolve into an collection that fills a wall end to end and floor to ceiling. I would not recommend hanging art on a door, unless it is always stationary as it is not very safe and a fall could damage your art.
Collecting art is a journey – have fun along the way! Happy installing!