Care of non archival paper prints

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Postby laplacz on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:20 pm

Hello All - I have a question related to 3 pieces I just purchased...

I attended a gallery showing for a street artist whom is "Going legit" I purchased 3 signed "wheat pastes" Now, I understand that these are on non archival paper, but I really like one of the images and may get it framed.

Is there anything I can do to better care for these items as they are on non archival paper? Any and all comments or experiences are appreciated as this is my first experience with a "Non archival grade items"

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Postby matt925 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:28 am

laplacz wrote:Hello All - I have a question related to 3 pieces I just purchased...

I attended a gallery showing for a street artist whom is "Going legit" I purchased 3 signed "wheat pastes" Now, I understand that these are on non archival paper, but I really like one of the images and may get it framed.

Is there anything I can do to better care for these items as they are on non archival paper? Any and all comments or experiences are appreciated as this is my first experience with a "Non archival grade items"

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--Joe


How are the works affixed to the paper? If they are glued or in some other way stuck to the paper I would just frame that and figure it won't get any better. The damage over the years won't be that much and trying to remove it could be worse.
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Postby matt925 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:35 am

If these are just wheat pastes off the streets that aren't attached to anything I would also not do anything to alter them. Frame and enjoy, they won't break down any time soon and it's best to display as the artist intended.
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Postby ricv64 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:22 am

Picasso drew on non archival paper and they haven't corroded yet . Paper does age and that'll probably happen
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Postby laplacz on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:47 am

Thanks for the replies. The pieces I purchased were never "pasted" Soo just thin non archival paper. ready to be framed or stored

Thanks for the comments and the level set

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Postby peacedog on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 pm

Using acid-free materials to frame it up will slow down the degradation considerably. You can use ArtCare Foamcore which is designed to trap impurities away from the art and slow the degradation as well. Keep it away from heat and bright light once it's framed up.
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