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Solutions for displaying artwork in a home?

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Since moving into my new apartment, I've been pained with the thought of riddling my walls with nails. Rather than hammering in a nail and hanging a free standing piece of artwork, what other options are there?

I'm quite fond of the idea of having a dedicated strip running the length of my wall with adjustable wires hanging down as support for frames to hang from, much like a gallery. This would work especially well with my track lighting providing accent. Where could something like this be purchased? Let alone, what is it even called or referred to as? I stopped by a Utrecht yesterday and described what I was looking for, but the only suggestion they could think of was a tapestry hanger.

Here's a crude example I quickly put together just a moment ago to better illustrate (not my home):

 

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These can easily be found on-line and they are reasonably price (imo). I considered it for a while, but my wife wasn't sold on the idea. I think it's a great idea. Let me see if I can dig up a link...


Nope, the links are bookmarked at home. Just do a Google search for a combination of terms like Art, Hanging, Museum, Gallery etc. and you'll hit on something.

edit: of course, I don't have a T-L, Dali, or Sargent to hang like in your picture.


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Originally Posted by rdawson808
These can easily be found on-line and they are reasonably price (imo). I considered it for a while, but my wife wasn't sold on the idea. I think it's a great idea. Let me see if I can dig up a link...


Nope, the links are bookmarked at home. Just do a Google search for a combination of terms like Art, Hanging, Museum, Gallery etc. and you'll hit on something.

edit: of course, I don't have a T-L, Dali, or Sargent to hang like in your picture.


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Thanks, I'll give that a try. If you can come up with one of your bookmarked links or an exact name of what these hangers are called, it'd be much appreciated.

I'm glad you caught onto the artists, I was hoping someone would. The first is actually Degas.
 

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What about shallow shelves such as this that could run across a wall:
 

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I like the shallow shelf idea. The container store has numerous solutions by the way. Check them out.


Originally Posted by SwedishFish
What about shallow shelves such as this that could run across a wall:

 

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I much prefer a simple nail and let the artwork stand by itself without strings or ledges to detract from it
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
I much prefer a simple nail and let the artwork stand by itself without strings or ledges to detract from it

+1
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
I much prefer a simple nail and let the artwork stand by itself without strings or ledges to detract from it

+1, this isn't about art it's about interior decoration. Please paint that painting with a lot of red, it will match my sofa!!
 

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Originally Posted by The Wayfarer
Since moving into my new apartment, I've been pained with the thought of riddling my walls with nails. Rather than hammering in a nail and hanging a free standing piece of artwork, what other options are there?

I'm quite fond of the idea of having a dedicated strip running the length of my wall with adjustable wires hanging down as support for frames to hang from, much like a gallery. This would work especially well with my track lighting providing accent. Where could something like this be purchased? Let alone, what is it even called or referred to as? I stopped by a Utrecht yesterday and described what I was looking for, but the only suggestion they could think of was a tapestry hanger.

Here's a crude example I quickly put together just a moment ago to better illustrate (not my home):



I don't see why installing something like that is less painful than a small nail for each piece... it'll look better too. Personally I've seen a lot of wall hanging systems like that, usually for galleries or stores (I work in the art business). I wouldn't want any of them in my place.

My 2 cents...

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Your description reminds me of picture rail molding in older homes.

http://houseofantiquehardware.com/co...04c8f658af810f

http://houseofantiquehardware.com/s....ategory.144/.f

Used with hooks hanging the picture:

http://houseofantiquehardware.com/core/media/media.nl?

http://houseofantiquehardware.com/s....ategory.142/.f

But this may not fit in with your decor. I would suggest doing just what you pictured, buy some wood probably 2 lengths of poplar one 4" wide and the back 3" wide and attached them face to face, paint them black and screw to your walls. It will provide the back lip you need to use the above hooks and look much better.

Well for some reason my pictures are not posting, but the links will bring you there.
 

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The New Jersey Shallow Shelf Expedition will be implemented in 2009. The offshore phase of the expedition will start in May, further details will be announced as soon as possible.

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