Good lighting for a darker print?

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theghost206
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:42 am

I'm looking to hang a Daniel Danger triptych and the prints are rather dark. I absolutely love the set but feel like lighting might be critical to really bring out the best of it. I don't have an overhead light in the display room and can't do track lighting or can lights just yet. So I'm working with floor lamps and table lamps. Any suggestions? General tips/rules on lighting? A resource to recommend? Affordable lights that I'm not thinking of?

P.S. I've thought about using a table lamp turned towards the piece on the wall but am thinking that might be harmful being so close (even thought it's behind UV protected glass.

Thanks.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:11 am

LED bulbs are your safest bets for limiting UV rays. If you have UV with LED bulbs I would think you could use any kind of lamp you'd like, but that is just based on some internet searching I've done in the past.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:03 am

Ha, I knew this thread would be Danger-related before I clicked on it. The struggle is real. :D
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:53 am

good glass is crucial.

sorry.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:55 am

rmoore wrote:Ha, I knew this thread would be Danger-related before I clicked on it. The struggle is real. :D
No fooling. I hunted a DD print down for months only to be totally underwhelmed by it bc of the lighting in my apt.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:57 am

i know this is WILDLY unpractical for most people. but i hung a gallery show in chicago a few years back, and used really sharp pointed spotlights in the track lighting, and pointed them directly at the light source in each print. it looked awesome.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:59 am

danieldanger wrote:good glass is crucial.

sorry.
Right? I have the time released And I'll Feel Smaller...

The larger framed edition would have been cheaper after everything is said and done...
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:45 pm

Museum glass all the way
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