marco galotta

Marco Gallotta: New York artist

Italian born Marco Gallotta is a New York based artist who’s unique stylings set him apart from any other.  Marco’s technique of creating imagery by cutting paper, using both the negative space and remaining material, forms powerful works of art.  The meshing, cutting, and overlapping of his works simulate a depth that draws in the eye of the viewer while encouraging them to explore the piece.  Marco’s inspirations are derived from landscapes, urbanscapes, and the physical forms of people.  He moved to New York in 2000 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and continues to find the urbanscape of the city and diversity of its population an inspiration.  Marco uses a vast number of mixed media techniques including drawing, painting, and printmaking.

This piece by Marco features a female portrait.  The figure is formed by weaving a collage of images.  This work has been mounted on a white mat board, allowing the piece to stand out from the neutral background.  This mounting mat board has been mounted on a backing board, bringing the image forward to meet the viewer.  This mirrors Marco’s technique, as materials are layered in this framing style.  The frame used is a glossy white wood frame.  These layers of white add many different levels to the presentation, while remaining neutral.

Work of local artist Ivette Urbaez

Ivette Urbaez’s work depicting dark messing trees beneath a blue gradient sky is an energetic yet folkloric piece.  This is the original of which has been used as a print design for fabric.  The piece’s rugged edges are beautifully emphasized by floating the art above an off white back mat.  The creamy tones of the mat highlight the starker white of the paper of the work, sharpening the dark lines.  The dusky grey and olive stained wood creates a simple yet intense border for this piece, complimenting the severe shades of the ink.

Ivette Urbaez is a Manhattan-based artist.  She works both manually and digitally in her design techniques.  Her designs are used for clothes, accessories, as well as interior design.

“About/contact.” Ivette Urbaez. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

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New Artwork by America Martin

Stop by Paris Frameworks on Amsterdam to see new framed artworks by Colombian-American artist America Martin. For these pieces, purchased at New York’s Affordable Art Fair, we chose a hand-finished frame with a slim profile. The stark contrast between the black frame and white mat mirrors the contrast evident in Martin’s sharp lines and vivid colors. The frame emphasizes these aspects yet remains understated.

While born in the USA, Martin’s Colombian heritage deeply influences her work. She pulls from indigenous subject matter and combines these motifs with the landscape of the human body. Here at Paris, we respond to Martin’s references to the classics: Picasso and Matisse.

To see more of America’s work, visit her website.

in-store art framing

in-store art framing

in-store art framing

in-store art framing

Custom Framing for in store artwork

For these pieces, newly hung at Paris Frameworks on Amsterdam Avenue, we chose a custom hand-finished frame. The frame is our own special blend of metallic silver painted over a red rub and topped with an antique finish. The rough edge of the paper lends itself beautifully to a float mount. This design allows the paper to sit on top of a mat, leaving the edges uncovered.

The paintings were purchased at New York’s Affordable Art Fair, an international fair geared towards the young collector, featuring small to mid-size galleries. Check out Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s portfolio for additional pieces by the artist. We love the sketchy quality of the small works on paper that transform everyday words, images, and phrases into evocative suggestions.




Gallery Wall

We are proud to present an exhibition of iconic black and white photography on display here on Madison Avenue from the Peter Fetterman Gallery:

Pictured below are some incredible works by world renowned photographers such as William Helburn, Bruce Davidson, Marc Riboud and Alfred Wertheimer among others.  Each piece is signed, dated, numbered and/or stamped by the artist. In this case we make sure to document this by photographing and mylar encapsulating this vital information and placing it on the back of the frame.

We have framed these pieces in equally strong black and white tall, thin gallery frames which disappear and allow the art to be the main focus. Utilizing this style, the wall and framing become a part of the background allowing the art to pop forward from the supporting wall.

We invite you to come to our Showroom to view these stunning works in person, and to consider purchasing one or more for your own collection.  We are located at 1069 Madison Avenue between 80th & 81st Streets, and we are open Monday through Saturday 10AM-6PM.

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math-you namie

Local Portrait Artist: Math-You Namie

Here at Madison Avenue, we are proud to present another local portrait artist: Math-You Namie. Pictured above is a hand-painted portrait on linen with make-up and cigarette ash staining, 23×29,” 2015.

The client decided to frame the portrait in a luxurious moon gold floater frame with the gilding on the inside, face and outside of the frame.  This gives the piece a halo effect in gold.

For more information on his work or to commission a portrait, check out his website:

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Featuring Local Portrait Artist: Brad Livingstone Black

We are currently featuring a local portrait artist named Brad Livingstone Black with one of his portraits in our front window.

This piece, titled “Taylor,” is 18×28″ and a gold leaf silkscreen on canvas, 2013.  Brad is available for commission portraits on canvas as well as pencil drawings. For more information on his work or to commission a portrait from him directly, check out his website:

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Also check out this article written in Departures magazine on the greatest portrait artists featuring Brad’s work:

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Local Artists

“Remains” by Jessica Rae Ecker is the latest addition to our collection of prints and paintings for sale at Paris. Jessica received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2012, and currently resides in New York. Paris currently displays three of her paintings and four photographs. More of her work may be seen on her website

This piece is an original watercolor/gouache work on paper. Because the paper has such a beautiful deckle edge, we decided to show off the edge by floating the piece. To further emphasize the importance of the artwork, we added a window mat – creating island matting. Island matting is recommended as a way to add significance to a floated work on paper.

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

chelsey mclaron

Chesley McLaren

We are proud to feature fashion artist Chesley McLaren at our 323 Amsterdam location.  Chesley McLaren, has been a fashion illustrator for many years, and her fashionable clients include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Bergdorf Goodman, The Carlyle & Beverly Wilshire Hotels as well as numerous books and editorials. For the Metropolitan Museum and Donna Karan she created silk scarves, Saks Fifth Avenue she designed store windows and the children’s department from mannequins to furniture and wallpaper. In Paris 2005, Chesley’s work was included in an international art show. Most recently she is working on a collection of drawings called “Fashionable Doodles” based on the ever-changing world of fashion, which is the series we have hanging in the store now.  These pieces are for sale, and please feel free to stop by and take a look.  Here are some quick snapshots posted below.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



Detritus: Opening July 25th @ New York Framemakers

Please join us for the opening reception of Detritus, a two-person show featuring Daniel John Gadd and Elina Ansary.
Opening Reception Friday, July 25th
New York Framemakers
2642 Broadway
New York, NY
Detritus (noun): 
1:  loose material that results directly from disintegration
2:  a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away :  debris
Artists Daniel John Gadd and Elina Ansary are linked by their shared use of debris as an art material. In each of their paintings, bits of thread and broken glass become sacred objects. Trash transforms into treasure; chaos into transcendence. As these two artists reach to capture transient moments, we are given a new and reverent view of the detritus of our everyday lives.
All the work in this show has been framed by the artists. These frames, handmade in our woodshop, are museum-grade and provide optimal preservation for this delicate body of work.

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Wendy Paton Flaunting our Handmade Mouldings!

Prominently displayed in our store are eight silver gelatin prints from esteemed fine art photographer Wendy Paton. Her black and white candid portraits of Parisian nightlife are a great way to showcase the sumptuous subtleties of our handmade frames. Pictured above is one of the two wall displays in-store. The two lower prints are framed in one of our signature mouldings that features a steep inner bevel and a delicately thin outer rim. The upper two prints show off frames with discreetly beveled faces. All are finished with a satin black rub, thick 12-ply mats, and protected by Museum Glass. This is framing at its finest!

To check out more of Wendy’s work and to stay up-to-date with her career, visit her website at



When you walk past our storefront at 2642 Broadway, you’ll notice more than just a wide selection of frame samples. On our walls you’ll find a captivating group of artworks that represent examples of our framing techniques.

Daniel John Gadd is a painter who lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey. Directly to the left of our front door you’ll find his thickly textural and loosely figurative paintings, framed in our custom-made, hand-leafed floater frames. The warm silver finish on the frames allows the subtle pastel tones in the paint to stand out and shine. Check out his website ( for more examples of his work and for information on his upcoming shows.