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2 large bubble wrap pictures of Trump...

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Framed these two bubble wrap pictures last week for the design company that we work with.
    The artwork is created by injecting small bubble wrap with paint using syringes to create a sort of "pixel" picture.
    One image has the paint filled bubble wrap with the bubbles intact and the other has the bubbles popped.
    These pictures are not meant to be viewed up close.

    These two Trump images are very large, about 84" x 72" each.
    They are very expensive and the amount of work to create the images is something else.

    They were already mounted to wood panels with strainers and they were very heavy.
    I was a little concerned that they wouldn't fit out the door when finished.:eek:
    They were put into floaters so they didn't get much larger.
    I have NO idea where they are going to hang, we didn't do the installation.
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    Here's a video of someone creating this type of portrait but not the artist who did these images.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
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  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Who in the world has the patience to attempt and complete art like that?
  3. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Not me....:eek:o_O
    I just frame 'em.:cool:
    (even the video is speeded up)
  4. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Just to be a spoilsport I wonder how long this art will last? So far as I am aware bubble wrap is made from pretty ordinary plastic to keep the cost down so I would think not very long.
  5. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    That's a good question.
    We may find out, but we have nothing to do with the art except framing it.
    The framing is designed by a company that we frame for.
    They have the client, the client has a designer, the designer goes to the Design company, a frame is chosen and the Design company delivers the art for framing to us and and we deliver it back to them or they pick it up.
    Sometimes we do the installation, but we didn't on the bubble wrap pieces (thank goodness, they were very heavy).
    We can't even put our label or company info on the back of the pieces for the Design company or their clients could bypass them and come directly to us.
  6. JFeig

    JFeig SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Some artists have too much time on their hands and creativity that is not based in the "real cruel world".

    This goes for people in all walks of life.
    Some things were just not meant to be preserved for eternity.
  7. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Plastic materials in art represent a longstanding concern of conservators. I read recently that some of Oldenburg's sculptures of giant soft items, made with synthetic materials, are deteriorating.
    :cool: Rick
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  8. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Yep, a pity more artists don't spare a thought for the quality and characteristics of the materials they work with.

    One tragic case I came across involved a largish panting on watercolour paper of a fanciful and very colourful jungle scene with birds, butterflies, colourful flowers - you get the picture. It was very bright, almost gaudy because it was for a child's room. Sadly, it had suffered from being stuffed into a horrible store-bought frame for a few years and was cockled and foxed. I offered to have my conservator quote for restoring it and she just shook her head sadly and said there was not much she could do beyond flattening it because the whole painting had been done with children's' poster paint and any cleaning would have resulted in a perfectly clean sheet of paper.
  9. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    "Yep, a pity more artists don't spare a thought for the quality and characteristics of the materials they work with."
    I agree!;)

    "any cleaning would have resulted in a perfectly clean sheet of paper"
    And then the artist could create a new masterpiece on this clean sheet of paper....:rolleyes::oops::D
  10. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Wow, just goes to show that just because you have the buck$, you may not have wisdom. Pretty amazing piece none the less; falls into the category of stuff I admire because of the processes involved to create it but don't really care for.
  11. alacrity8

    alacrity8 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Do you know how Photorealists work?
    This is so much simpler.

    I am curious if they inject the bubbles with the paint (the needles seem to indicate that), or if they just use the needles to apply paint to the surface more accurately.

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