Both a framed work of art and a finicky antique cannon add a lot of personality to a living room at the simple expense of a few holes in the wall. Maximize aesthetics while minimizing structural damage with today’s Groupon to ART on 5th. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $50 worth of custom framing.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of custom framing.
The expert designers at ART on 5th manage to squeeze every one of a picture’s thousands words into a flattering custom frame for display in galleries and homes. With access to more than 3,000 styles that range from simple black borders to palatial frames with carved ornamentation, designers can hand-pick a frame for any family portrait or stolen Magna Carta. A mounting service to reinforce flimsy photos with a Kevlar backbone runs around $42, and complete framing for a smaller piece starts at $72. A complete framing includes paper or hand-wrapped linen matting and a glass or acrylic covering that defends precious artworks from careless elbows and sprays of wine spat in disbelief. A lifetime warranty protects the sanctity of heirlooms for future generations, and rush orders come at no extra cost.
ART on 5th
Everyone has a different vision of how their living space should look, which is why ART on 5th fills its three-level, 6,000-square-foot gallery with art to suit all tastes. Works by notable names such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Theodor Seuss Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—rub shoulders with rotating collections from some 60 lesser-known artists.
In addition to displaying fine paintings, ART on 5th offers custom-framing services, and backs each of its frames with a lifetime guarantee. The store’s artisans meticulously choose a flattering frame for each piece from more than 3,000 styles—helping artwork mesh stylistically with its destination, be it a living-room wall or an endless hall of mirrors. They eschew colored, paper mats in favor of neutral-toned, hand-wrapped linen mats, leaving some wiggle room between art and frame and imbuing each piece with richness and depth. Each frame is hung with kevlar, a bulletproof material that prevents damage caused by rusted hanging wires and showboating ’80s action-movie stars.