Usually frames are about as interesting as… well, a frame. Well, when my wife wanted to surprise me for this year’s Frederator New Year’s poster she went to my favorite framer of all time, Gaku, in New York City’s Soho. I’ve posted some of the details here, but suffice it to say that the Japanese artist who runs the place considers each piece of art in a wholistic way (I know, it’s only a frame) and then often hand paints thousands of details, sometimes putting more work into the frame than the original artist put into the art.
In this case, the things I’ll point out include the little robots in the corners are each hand painted, and on the bevils of the had he painted almost 1000 (!) dots with outlines.
Gaku’s going out of business in the next year due to high rents, but, if you have something unique you want framed, I’d use this guy in a second.