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by Editorial Staffin Elle Decor, November 2013
This 106-year-old framing showroom and workshop – located in a 14,000 square-foot townhouse on New Yorks’s Upper East Side – is hardly a trade secret. For curators at the nation’s top museums – amd heavyweight collectors like Ralph Lauren and David Rockefeller – Lowy is renowned for its skill in creating custom frames for some of the world’s most priceless artworks.
by Robert Milburnin Barron's/Penta Daily, September 2013
“Nothing is permanent” in the world of framing, Shar says. “A new owner becomes custodian of a particular painting or collection and they usually put their own stamp on it.” For example, when Kirk Varnedoe took over as chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art from 1988 to 2001, he replaced the 17th and 18th century Spanish and Italian frames – displaying works like Picasso – with very simple frames. Much to the relief of Lowy employees, the ornate and antique frames have since found their way back to MoMA’s walls.
by Art + Auction staffin Art + Auction, August 2013
Lowy’s president Larry Shar spoke with Art + Auction about what the right frame brings to a work of art and how the craft is keeping up with the 21st century.
by Peter Trippiin Fine Art Connoisseur, August 2013
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is celebrating its 125th anniversary with several exhibitions, one entitled Mr. Layton’s Gallery, focusing on the achievements of Frederick Layton and his art collection. Several of the works were recently reframed by Lowy.
by Deborah Davisin Western Collector, June 2013
In the June issue of Western Art Collector magazine, Lowy is featured in an 8-page article entitled How The West Was Hung, a fascinating study of western art, changing tastes and how Lowy frames express the art and soul of a painting.
by Barrymore Laurence Shererin Art & Auction, August 2007
Frames have taken on a life of their own that even the debonair Edouard Manet could not have envisioned when he observed that, “without the proper frame, the artist loses all.”
by Matthias Andersonin Fine Art Connoisseur, February 2007
The Secret Lives of Frames: One Hundred Years of Art and Artistry from the Lowy Collection is a reliable indicator of what art enthusiasts can look forward to this month.
by Deborah Davisin Picture Framing Magazine, January 2007
Beginning this January, Julius Lowy Frame & Restoring Company of New York, owner of the most extensive inventory of antique frames in the country, will celebrate its centennial year.
by Deborah Davisin Antiques & Fine Art, January 2007
Antique frames, in their seemingly infinite shapes and sizes, are beautiful mementos of bygone days. Intricate designs evoke a time when craftsmanship was an art in itself.
by Sheila Gibson Stoodleyin The Robb Report, December 2006
The Julius Lowy Frame & Restoring Co., a Manhattan gallery that stocks more than 4,500 antique frames from the 15th to the mid-20th centuries, will celebrate the unsung hero of the art world throughout 2007, the company’s centennial.
by Cindy Tashjianin Antiques & Fine Art, January 2005
If you think of frames when you think of Lowy, you’re on your way to describing the oldest and largest fine arts services firm in the United States.
by Linda Dannenbergin House Beautiful, November, 1999
Lowy is flourishing today not only because the art market is booming, but because, as Larry Shar points out, over the past fifteen years people have grown interested in the art of the picture frame.
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