But first a brief lesson on gallery style framing.
Standard gallery style convention dictates that a wide white mat and matte black frame should be used to best display art. The mat should be 3" on the top and sides and 4" on the bottom.
I have done a few other variations, a gallery show of miniatures was done with 2" top and sides, and a 2.5" bottom mat exposure. But mostly the entire Western World accepts 3TS, 4B as gospel.
And then I got a call from Texas. A man placed an order through a series of phone calls and emails. His daughter was moving to Philly and he wanted to frame some giclees of his originals to hang in her new apartment. As we got into it, he said he wanted them done similarly to how they had been done by his local gallery. 4.5" top and sides, and 6" on the bottom! Texas-style!
I must admit, they look pretty hot.
Oh, and this is no ordinary matte black frame, either. Gramercy black Shadow box. 2" deep.