Art collectors protect their pictures the same way that crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon to Metro Art & Frame with locations on Broadway, 181st Street, and in Riverdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get $100 toward custom framing and restoration.
- For $49, you get $150 toward custom framing and restoration.
- For $59, you get $200 toward custom framing and restoration.
Metro Art & Frame's proficient framers ensconce cherished wall hangings in custom rectangular residences. When placing a custom order ($48+), picture professionals will ask important questions, such as where one plans to hang said piece and what material are used in the surrounding décor. Then they'll help the customer choose a frame, available in many textures, profiles, finishes, and materials, including metal, wood, or 24-karat gold leaf. The store also specializes in restoration services for oil paintings, art on paper, and keepsakes. Pieces are framed using museum-quality acid-free mats, and ultra-violet protective glass is installed to guard keepsakes against sun damage and rogue sneezes. Metro Art & Frame quells anxiety with the guarantee that it will redo any work that does not meet the customer's expectations. Residential and commercial clients can also request pick-up, delivery, and installation services performed by the owner, who boasts well-rounded experience in framing, construction, and architectural design.
Metro Art & Frame
As the recession deepened, Metro Art & Frame owner Bo Okuyan found that demand never slackened for one market of art collectors: parents. Mr. Okuyan's business savvy caught the attention of the New York Times' Michael Winerip in 2010, who noted that a steady supply of finger paintings and crafts had caused Bo to rethink his definition of art. “All kids are artists, that’s how we look at it now,” he said. Whether upgrading fridge-hung stick-figure portraits to a permanent gallery or framing a more traditionally priceless painting, Mr. Okuyan and his staff begin with a complimentary consultation, tailoring each project to fit home or office aesthetics and personal style. Metro Art & Frame's acid-free mats center photographs, oil paintings, or post-modern puddles of spilled milk in an ornate, gold-leafed frame or elegant black one. Five types of glass and two flavors of plexiglass guard sensitive paintings from light damage with UV protection, and the shop's selection of contemporary and classic prints lets patrons fill in the gaps in their home galleries.