How I Hung My Edoardo De Falchi Collages

Did you miss me? I’ve been missing in action for about a week. My mother-in-law passed away, so there were a thousand things to do, including family coming in from out of state. But things have settled down long enough now for me to scratch out a post. Luckily, I just finished this project before everything else spiraled out of control.

Remember my post on artist Edoardo De Falchi and his collages? I showed you one I own, a couple more I purchased but had not yet received, and a few others I wanted. Well, those purchases arrived sooner than the first one (no hang-ups in customs). Today’s post shows how I framed them and hung the entire collection (so far) to complete a corner of my study. @bohosusan
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This is obviously the crossroads of our condo. You can see the great room to the left (notice the wonderful side view of the hanging television, which shows off the snake’s nest of cords and cables) and the kitchen/dining area beyond. And that’s the master bedroom through the hallway on the right (you saw its transformation HERE). I sat at my desk to take this photo. The front door is to the immediate left, and the bookshelves I posted about styling last month are to the right.

If I work from a chair opposite this one, which I usually do, I look directly into this corner. The wine cabinet has been styled for sometime. However… @bohosusan
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…This is how the corner has looked for a few years now. Kind of blah, right? (Except for Maisie the cat and her toys at the base of the lamp, which I agree, make the vignette!) @bohosusan
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And here’s how the same corner looks now. Much better, right? @bohosusan
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In the left-hand photo is my first purchase, Goya ≈ Kandinsky (top). I wanted this collage to be the focal piece of the arrangement, so I gave it a metallic gold mat and wood frame made of wide moulding. The others I matted in pyro brown to mimic the wider frame on the first piece and then framed them in a thin, black metal.

This Is Not the Portrait of Jane Seymour is at left (bottom), while in the right-hand photo are LʘʘK! (top), a thank-you collage from the artist (middle), and Morandi ˘ ⌡ ˘ Goya (bottom). Above the latter is a work of tramp-style art I bought a while back, produced for the mass market from pallet wood, bottlecaps and nails.

But I almost forgot the pièce de résistance!

That little eyebrow of a space over the chair’s left shoulder just cried out for something more. @bohosusan
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Remember the eye painting from the desk shelf I styled a while back? Well, I purchased a set of two but only used one on the shelf. The other, as you can see, fits this space perfectly. I knew I’d find a place for it if I simply waited. 

So how do you think I did?

CORNER BEFORE: @bohosusan
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CORNER AFTER: @bohosusan
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Instead of laying out this gallery in PowerPoint, like I usually do, I winged it. I hung the focal point first and studied the wall for a few days. The other lady collage, placed below the first, went up next. It just seemed to fit into the space between the lamp and chair. On the perpendicular wall I added the larger collage first, below the tramp art, then filled in the space to its left with the smaller collages. @bohosusan
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And I still have room to add to my gallery when budget allows. It makes the corner much more interesting, don’t you think?

Here’s a new one I love (and want, of course)… @bohosusan
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It’s called Modigliani ● ∆ ● Klee and sells for $290. It’s on the larger side—14.6 by 9.6 inches, so I don’t think it will work in this gallery without overpowering the lady in the blue dress. But I’ll figure out a place for it.

And BTW, if you’re looking for something to buy me for Christmas, it’s available HERE.

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